Sunday, September 26, 2010


For all those that didn't get an email -

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My cell phone's voice mail greeting is completely unprofessional. I'm (slightly) embarrassed after my doctor's office, Emma's school, etc. have left voice mails because I know what they had to listen to in order to leave a message. In spite of this, I haven't changed it. My greeting is basically me saying "Hello? (long pause) Wait, say that again? (long pause) Aw, just leave a message!" It's completely believable. Every one falls for it, and some several times. I know, it's nothing original, but it's so funny to hear people's reaction in the messages they leave - laughter, frustration, sheepishness. I'll be changing it soon. It's run it's course. Any ideas? Should I use the standard, dull as rocks greeting of "Hi, you've reached Jaylee (I know you know who you're calling, but I like the sound of my own name). I can't come to the phone right now (yeah, you're going to ask me to sub for you in primary, ergo I'm screening my calls), but leave a message and I'll get right back to you (on Monday morning after I know you're not looking for a sub anymore). My last voice mail message went something like "Yeah, I don't ever remember to take my phone with me, and I have no idea how to check my voice mail messages, so just keep calling and you'll eventually get a hold of me". Accessing voice mail has become easier since I received a hand me down Iphone; checking voice mail means pressing two buttons max. Although FYI I still don't check my voice mail left on my home phone. A few nights ago, late into the evening, I had misplaced my cell phone. I called it several times and could vaguely hear it ringing from the recesses of my couch. On my final call and attempt to figure out exactly where it was hiding, I heard someone answer "Hello?". I froze because it was 11:30 at night and freak, who had I called this late and woken up? With trepidation, I answered "Hello?" back. A few anxious seconds later, I heard "Wait, say that again?". Humbleness and karma learned in one lesson.