Bob: Hello, you have reached xxx-xxxx. Please leave a message after the beep.
Linda: That beep is so tacky!
Bob: Excuse me. Please leave a message after the tacky beep.
Bob: Hello, you have reached xxx-xxxx. This is our new answering machine and we are still learning how to use it.
Linda: What button did you push to get it to start?
Bob: This one.
Bob: Please leave a message after the tacky beep. (whispers) Press this button.
Linda: This one?
Bob: No, that’s the rewind bu—
Bob: Hello, you have reached xxx-xxxx. All I wanted for Christmas was a winning lottery ticket but instead Santa brought me this tacky new answering machine. So, I’m asking that you please leave your message and winning lottery numbers after the beep and maybe it will all work out. Thank you.
Bob W: Hi there, Hellers. Just wanted to check in and say hi. Oh, and 7, 15, 6, 25, 31, 40, 5, 12, 19, 28… how many was that? Oh, yeah. 9.
In response to this week’s Anamnesis.