Wednesday, August 12, 2009

At the tone, please leave your message

For almost two years I have changed the "personal message" on my phone each month to reflect something about either my life or the time of year. For instance, in the two Julys that have passed I've mentioned something along the lines of "Hi, It's July and I'm sending out birthday wishes to my twin, my mom and various friends."

Some times it takes a couple of calls before some my peeps get the implication. "Well, I guess you're having a birthday, too" they will say sheepishly and then wish me well.

When I was traveling I made sure to let folks know where I was at the moment. Unfortunately, a few who chose not to listen to the news and soon discovered the cost of an international call when they woke me up at 2 a.m. to invite me to come "over" (that would be quite the drive) and hang out.

This month I'm featuring interactive voice mail messages. You are invited to not only leave me a message but also to suggest a book title . . . since it's so freaking hot in Houston that no one really wants to go out and play. One poor soul never gets me live and in person so I have an entire library shelf of his tomes to check out.

I'm wondering what I should do for September? October? If you have any suggestions, feel free to send them my way.

1 comment:

mcbeth said...

September - ask callers to leave their favorite back-to-school memory.

October - make sure callers are aware it's Roller Skating month (or your choice of other observances: