Would you like to accept this call?

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Would you like to accept this call?


This is completely off-topic, but I thought it was pretty funny.

I had this past Monday off from work and when I got into the office today, I noticed that I had a voicemail. As a programmer, that usually isn’t a good sign, because many times it means a user has tried to call to let you know about a problem. When I noticed the message was left on Saturday morning, that made it seem even worse.

Then I actually listened to the message.

“If you would like to accept this call, please press 3… now.”

I won’t give you the rest of the message. Needless to say, hearing that prerecorded voice telling me my options for a collect call that I wasn’t able to accept made me feel much better about my day.

I hope a user wasn’t trying to call me collect.