- Gender and Relationships
My Voicemail Greeting
Should I Reconsider?
I received a voicemail today from someone I've known for years. This person said they were a bit disappointed that my voicemail greeting was so standard. It's the usual... "You have reached... my recorded name...". The same type of greeting used by lots and lots of people. I didn't realize it was offensive!
I've never been offended hearing this kind of greeting. Shoot! I don't even get bothered by hearing just the old, "You've reached 555-5555", or whatever number I've dialed! Now I'm starting to think this may be a real issue.
What if a telemarketer calls and thinks I'm dull? What if an associate calls and thinks I have no imagination? What if the kid tries to call and begins to doubt me as a mother? GADS! This could be bad, snowballing into worse!
My friend informed me that my creativity was nowhere apparent in my voicemail, that I need to bump it up a notch, and relate my "bright" personality in my greeting. That this standard greeting was just too far below my creativity, ability, and whatever was I thinking?
How does this sound?
Hi you have reached ME! An extraordinary person... unmitigatedly excellent and strange, very unusual and deserving of attention and... I'm also very bright! Because I've been all the way around the sun many, many times! (Plus I just stumbled into a giant hopper of glitter, and barely made my way out! I don't know what happened! It was like a magnet drawing me in!)
I'm sorry I can't answer your call right now, but I'm shining so brightly and reflecting off the walls to the point I'm almost blinding myself! As soon as I find my Cool Rays and put them on, I will draw the drapes, turn off the lights, and call you back! In the mean while, please leave a message after the tone.
Does this sound good?