Answering Machine Messages

A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is why we're not
here. So leave a message.

Hi. This is John:
If you are the phone company, I already sent the money.
If you are my parents, please send money.
If you are my financial aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money.
If you are my friends, you owe me money.
If you are a female, don't worry, I have plenty of money.

(Narrator's voice:) There Dale sits, reading a magazine. Suddenly the
telephone rings! The bathroom explodes into a veritable maelstrom of toilet
paper, with Dale in the middle of it, his arms windmilling at incredible
speeds! Will he make it in time? Alas no, his valiant effort is in vain.  The
bell hath sounded.  Thou must leave a message.

"Hi. Now you say something."

"Hi, I'm not home right now but my answering machine is, so you can talk to
it instead. Wait for the beep."

"Hello. I am David's answering machine. What are you?

(From my Japanese friend in Toronto)  He-lo! This is Sa-to. If you leave
message, I call you soon. If you leave *sexy* message, I call sooner!

"Hi! John's answering machine is broken.  This is his refrigerator.  Please
speak very slowly, and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these

"Hello, this is Sally's microwave.  Her answering machine just eloped with
her tape deck, so I'm stuck with taking her calls.  Say, if you want anything
cooked while you leave your message, just hold it up to the phone.'

"This is not an answering machine - this is a telepathic thought-recording
device. After the tone, think about your name, your reason for calling, and
a number where I can reach you, and I'll think about returning your call."

"Hi. I am probably home, I'm just avoiding someone I don't like.  Leave
me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you."

"Hi, this is George. I'm sorry I can't answer the phone right now. Leave
a message, and then wait by your phone until I call you back."

"If you are a burglar, then we're probably at home cleaning our weapons
right now and can't come to the phone. Otherwise, we probably aren't home and
it's safe to leave us a message."

"You're growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You feel very
sleepy now. You are gradually losing your willpower and your ability to
resist suggestions. When you hear the tone you will feel helplessly
compelled to leave your name, number, and a message."

Please leave a message. However, you have the right to remain silent.
Everything you say will be recorded and will be used by us.

"Hello, you are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving
messages.  My owners do not need siding, windows, or a hot tub, and their
carpets are clean. They give to charity through the office and don't need
their picture taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and number
and they will get back to you."

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