(This was originally posted on http://kylejay.com, when I guest blogged for Kyle.)
So we all know the pain in the rear-end called a voicemail, having to check the voicemail, and having to delete said voicemail. Here is the REAL REASON why we hate the voicemails in our inboxes: most of them are accidental, and therefore, just an blank empty waste of 5 seconds to 3 minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. If you’re lucky, you can overhear them accidentally saying bad things about you, and you have the perfect proof right in your phone. But let’s just take a quick moment of silence towards the people who butt-dial, are too lazy to hang up the phone, and the people who just day dream and forget to hang up when the person they are trying to reach does not answer. *silence*
Scrolling through my voicemail on my iPhone right now, I currently have 29 voice mails that contain nothing from a dear friend of mine, who is a professional blank-voicemail-leaver. (Side note: I wonder how many other people besides me have these voicemails, and how many are in their collection. Should we have a contest?) She never fails to leave me a voicemail after every missed call even after I have given her many “tutorials” on how to end the phone call when the person does not pick up the call. Some people just never figure it out…
What makes it so complicated to take your finger and press the big red button or to just simply place the receiver back onto the hook? I will be hosting classes at a location TBD, if you are in need of this type of assistance.
Anyway, in this day and age, who has time to listen to their voicemail? The iPhone definitely makes it a lot easier by having a visual voicemail where you can just delete them right away. But unless it’s from a doctor, or business related… NO ONE CARES… JUST SEND A TEXT!!
That’s the culmination of my “rant.” I hope you agree, but I hope even more that you aren’t one of these people. Let me know if you are a fan of voicemails or not, in the following poll😉