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Hey, A Little Help Here With Phone Messages?

Georgie A "wise man" will move over when asked by a woman.  Especially when that woman is having "issues".  Oh my...

So...this is Georgie and she has taken over the BLOG CHAIR this morning.  You are warned...proceed at your on risk.

ARGH!!!  I can't take it anymore!

Sorry for the outburst, Michael's secretary here.  Move over, Michael, I'm doing the Blog today.

I'm pretty frustrated right now.  You see, one of my pet peeves is when people don't return a phone or e-mail message in a timely manner or perhaps not at all.  But, what if the person who gets your voice mail...can't return it?

Img_2759_customer_service You see, I just finished listening to some messages on my voice mail and for a couple of them I had to listen to, two and three times each.  Know why? Because, for some reason the person leaving the message feels as though they have to talk at the speed of light.  They rip off their message and phone number as if they were being chased by and about to be eaten by space aliens with giant forks!  Like I said, I had to listen (to the entire message) up to three total times to understand the phone numbers they were leaving.  UGH!

I've decided today that from now on, I'm going to listen to a message one time (well maybe).  If I can't get it, then I suppose they will call back.  Don't get me wrong, I'm a fanatic about returning emails and messages and getting them to the proper person - that is so important in any business!!  It's just plain rude not to - what kind of message does that send to your clients or business associates if you don't return calls and emails?  But...isn't it just as rude when you leave messages that aren't "legible"?  It's frustrating to the person that is listening to it and trying desperately to write down the message and number correctly.

Do me, and other "message takers" a favour and please slow down and repeat the phone number twice.  It's such a simple thing. 

Do I hear an "Amen"?!

P.S.  By the way, if you really were being chased by space aliens when you called - my apologies.