Tue 25 Sep, 2007 06:18 pm
A local hobby club is run on a very casual basis. Long time members are given keys to the place, and drop-ins can only show up if a long-time member is currently there, otherwise the door will be locked. Consequently, drop-ins will always phone ahead to make sure someone is there. This is the message that plays on the answering machine:
"Hi, you've reached ____ hobby and gaming club. I'm obviously not able to answer the phone right now, so please leave a message. That's right people, leave a message. I am probably just coming down the stairs right now and am struggling valiantly in an attempt to unlock the door and get to this phone before you hang up. But, I probably wont make it because my hands are full and the way is long, so if you'll simply leave a message then I can call you back and say 'Hello, this is ___; yes, there is someone here.' Leave a message!"