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25 August 2008 @ 05:18 pm
Thought for the day  
I used to get grumpy when there were hang-up calls on the voice mail at work. ("What's the matter, you're too good to talk to the answering machine?")

Now I'm just relieved. ("Fine, that's one call I don't have to return.")
browngirl on August 25th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
I so hear you.
starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on August 25th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
I still get grumpy -- because I know that every one of those calls (barring the very occasional wrong number) is a goddamn telephone spammer, probably being routed from a number in China or Russia, using a spoofed US number to fool the caller ID. And there's no way to trace it, or to prosecute the US-based spammer who's blatantly violating the Do Not Call list. I even get them on my cellphone, which is even more illegal.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on August 25th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Our voice mail system usually traps the originating phone number; at least half the hang-ups are from university extensions. (I guess I should specify the voice mail at work, not the one on my cell phone.)

Not a hang-up, but a phone spam that is currently REALLY PISSING ME OFF is the one where I answer the phone and there's a ship's horn followed by, "This is your captain speaking . . . ." I have no idea where it goes from there, because that's when I hang up. Oh, and "Good morning! We're currently seeking business owners like you . . . ."
Bladerunnerbldrnrpdx on August 26th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Mine is "This is the second notice..." with something to do with the warranty on my car. Never mind I've been getting "second notices" for over a year, and never mind they never specify what sort of car or what sort of warranty, or even WHAT COMPANY THEY ARE. Just "press one to extend your warranty or press 2 to talk to an operator". And the message goes onto my voice mail even if I don't answer the phone. *groan*
Shadow/Brookekengr on August 26th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC)
I begin to think that both email and phone calls should have an automatic charge to the sender which can only be removed with the approval of the recipient.
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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 2nd, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
That's for when they hang up after I answer *grin*.