Frazz by Jef Mallett for April 15, 2016


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    mischugenah  over 4 years ago

    I’ve been wondering that myself lately!

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    Wilde Bill  over 4 years ago

    The kid is not the only one.

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  over 4 years ago

    Hey, there are still some of us old people who are not comfortable talking to a machine that need all the message composition time that we can get.

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    John C.  over 4 years ago

    Once I got a “leave your message” recording that said, “You know the drill [beep].” I’d use it myself, if my cell provider would let me.

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    crobinson019  over 4 years ago

    The real reason goes to when Cell phones charged by the minutes used.

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    greyolddave  over 4 years ago

    True and all but not all message systems do it the same way. I tried once to leave a message to a system in Quebec.

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    news_techren  over 4 years ago

    “Hi, this is MacGyver. We all know how these things work, so when you hear the beep, go for it.”

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    whiteheron  over 4 years ago

    I haven’t changed my greeting on the answering machine for almost that long. I don’t use the message line nor the caller ID. Leave a message and we’ll get back with you if we want to.

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    Olddog1  over 4 years ago

    What you mean “we,” eight year old kid?

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    DSMdave  over 4 years ago

    a better question: why do people have messages that say “leave a message” when everybody just hits redial & asks “did you call me?” & never listens to the message?

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    sandpiper  over 4 years ago

    Answering machines have other after effects. Had a friend who called another and got answering machine. Later told me he had spent a long time with phone company accountant trying to get the $1.29 charge dropped because he did not actually get to talk with the person he called. Tried to explain that he was connected with the number and that is all the pc has promised. Reminded me of the movie, ‘The President’s Psychiatrist,’ a spy spoof, where the pc turned out to be the villain. Hilarious shot at the one company that actually does affect almost every human on the planet.

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    DutchUncle  over 4 years ago

    I still remember, at our first apartment, the “message” that consisted of a few seconds of silence followed by my grandmother’s shocked-sounding words, “It’s a RECORDER!” She couldn’t imagine having such a complicated thing at home.

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    prince valiant Premium Member over 4 years ago

    The same reason we give email addresses with “.com” or say “www”.

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    Max Starman Jones  over 4 years ago

    In the same category: Why do flight attendants continue to show us how to fasten a seat belt?

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    Nicole  Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That’s why I end my voicemail greeting with, “…you know what to do at the beep.”

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    phoenixnyc  over 4 years ago

    Because people like my boss, who once asked me if e-mail addresses are case-sensitive, are still allowed to use technology.

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    stefaninafla  over 4 years ago

    My favorite answering machine message was “life is an intelligence test”…. beep

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    rekam Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Still remember the call we got on my husband’s business answering machine “Hi, I’m sorry Paula but I can’t make it to our date.” No name, nothing else.

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    Saucy1121 Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I use a different rhyme for every month. February’s goes:Roses are red, valentines are tooWhen you hear the beep, you know what to do.

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    IQTech61  over 4 years ago

    We have to spell it out because some people do not pay attention.

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