Do you have voicemail on your telephone ?
Do you enjoy leaving voicemails for others ?
I have no voicemail, and never leave voicemail for anyone. It is one aspect of leading a very peaceful life !
Recently I assisted a physician friend by retrieving his office voicemails while his secretary was away. I thought it would be an easy task. I was wrong !
Many people mumble when leaving voicemails, and most speak way too quickly. They leave their telephone call-back numbers hastily, and unclearly. This caused me considerable frustration, as I was forced to listen to some messages four or five times, and still could not figure out the telephone number.
Now, as an exhausted and retired voicemail retriever, may I offer the following tips for those who choose to leave voicemails at professionals’ offices :
- Speak clearly, and enunciate carefully when stating your name. Spelling your surname is useful.
- Please state your telephone number slowly and clearly. Repeating your telephone number once or twice is helpful too. Please remember, a person listening to the voicemail needs time to copy the numbers down.
We remember also that God leaves no voicemails for us. He expects us to be attentive to Him at all times. We never know when his still quiet voice may be speaking to us.