How many times

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
November 14, 2007 11:01am CST
Does it take for you to record a message for your phone? It just took me around 10 times I kept messing up so then I would have to start all over again. Then I would laugh and mess it up again.LOL Maybe its because I hate my voice!So can you record a message with one try or does it take several trys?
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@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Usually 4 times before I feel comfortable with it. I want to make sure I sound clear. I don't like listening to my voice either.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh thats not too bad.LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Years ago in my drinking days I recorded one where I had the stereo on very loud then I said, "Hello? HELLO? Wait, let me turn the music down. Oh wait I'm not here. HAHAHAHA! Leave a message fool." People loved that recording as they started to talk to me as if I was really on the phone after turning the music down. Too funny. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Your so bad!
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@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
My boyfriend had never change his message on his phone. Sice I'm living with him (2 years) it,s the same. I don't know how to change it. it's funny because it,s the message that comes with the phone. We speak french and the message is in english. Sometimes people arenot sure they are calling us lol
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh that is funny!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Nov 07
You're absolutely going to hate me for this, but I can usually get my phone message within just one or two tries, bit tricky too, as part of my message I say in French..hehee Parlez vous, fran├žais?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh you how is that possible? I just changed it again. I think Im being too finicky.heheheheheheh So what are you saying in french?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Here's what I say. "Bonjour, comment allez-vous? (Good day, how are you?) Hi, there, I cannot come to the phone right now, please leave your name, phone number and a brief message, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Merci Beaucoup. Au revoir" (Thank you. Goodbye) Hehe..once I did it in German too. LOL Hey, it's different
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
heheheh I like it!
• United States
15 Nov 07
HaHaaa!..It takes me so many times I don't even count anymore, lol! Every time I hear my voice I go OMG, is that really me?...ugh!..then I try to change my voice and sound more chipper and that's even worse, haha!...All I can say is, many, many tries, and sometimes even goes into the next day...haha! I remember one year my daughter(in her 20's then) made a recording on our answering machine for the Christmas holiday. She can talk like an elf, somewhere a cross between Mickey Mouse and a Smurf if you can imagine that.....we laughed sooooooooo hard making this recording because she sounded so silly, that we had to re-do it I couldn't tell you how many times, and it wasn't a short message....it was so much fun and such a great silly memory for me now that you brought this subject up....Thanks Hon, I haven't thought about that in a long time.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Your so welcome! That is so funny. Memories give us great comfort. You sound like a silly person and I just love silly people.LOL
• United States
15 Nov 07
As long as I can make you smile, that's all that matters. And yes, I can be really silly, especially here on Mylot and I find great pleasure in it. At my age, whatever works, haha!
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
I normally take 2 attempts as sometimes Gissi seems to think that his Voice has to be on it to There is nothing wrong with your Voice you have a lovely Voice
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Awwww well of course Gissi has to be on there. Oh thanks gabs your just saying that because we are friends.heheheheheh I really like your voice I love your accent.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Hey Lady I am saying that because I mean it lol if I didn't like your Voice I would not have put it that I like your Voice and that you have a nice Voice Hugs
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• United States
14 Nov 07
LoL Im like you Terry, I dont like how I sound on recordings. So it was taking me MANY tries, then finally I said F it, Im just going to put it back to the plain old VM lady saying the number and leave a message. I couldnt get that to work again...lol So I said Hi, you just dialed ..... and if you meant to do that, then leave me a message. Bye!....and left it at that. Im not changing it anymore! Bay Lay Gray xx
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
heheheheheh thats so funny!I like it and Im going to copy from you and use it!LOL
• United States
14 Nov 07
Be my guest!! lol I hope you can get that down in less than 3 recordings, 3 is a reasonable number of tries. lol Bay xx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I leave mine with the pre-recorded voice. It's a very deep male voice. I have bill collectors calling and don't want them to recognize my voice. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
heheheheh They know its you! Silly Grandpa Bob!heheheh
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
So you're saying I can't hide that way then? DAMN!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
25 Nov 07
It usually takes me a few times. Right now, thought, I don't even have a message because my cats erased it. Once the greeting is erased, it defaults back to the original one that came in the machine. SO that's what I have.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
25 Nov 07
I see. Your cats are very bad!LOL
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
15 Nov 07
well actually my friend it takes me so many times sometime that i lose track after a few times.i have to keep on recording until i don't hear all the kids yelling and screaming in the background,so i just keep pressing the listen to your message until i get it right.because sometimes you will hear hi i am not here right now,then all of a sudden in the background you here would you stop touching the t.v. or what ever the case is,and i dont think people want to hear that on the message lol.pattie
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Your so right. And then when your listening to your message I always think it sounds so rehearsed.LOL
@candytang (341)
• China
15 Nov 07
Usually three times to comfirm,sometimes two.There are some unexpected things ,too.Like several days before I had a call with one of my co-operaters and wanted to have her E-mail address ,she told and I repeated twice ,finally I should phone her once again ,because when I send the message to her I really foung that the mailbox was wrong.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
thankyou for sharing with me
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
LOL the first time I had an answering machine I did record the message a few times until I liked it. BUt from them on I don't really care much . I do it once and as long as I didn't mumble any words amd the message is clear, it's fine with me LOL So 1 try for me now :)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Your lucky not me!LOL
• Canada
15 Nov 07
It takes me a while! Reason being that I always find something really really funny when I'm trying to be serious so I had to redo it about 10 or more times! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Just like me! Hugs
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
15 Nov 07
HAHAHA,I would say about the same time as yours ;) I do the same thing, I either mess up at the first one and try to make it better but just get too funny and start to laugh....lol then sometimes I bite my toung and of course...start over! lol
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
heheheh Yes you sound like me!LOL
@vokey9472 (1488)
• United States
15 Nov 07
It took one try for me. But then my message is kinda brusk. It says: You have reached me. I am not answering the phone. If you are a creditor, you will get your money when you get your money and not one minute before that. If you are someone that I want to talk to, leave your digits and I will call you back when I feel like it. I know it sounds kinda mean, but it gets the job done. The people who really want to talk to me leave message and everyone else just hangs up. It is perfect. I almost never have messages from anyone other than my family or my real friends.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thats is so funny and I do like it. I just might give that a shot!LOL
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Hi TerryZ! haha..I don't like the sound of my voice too that is why i really don't like recording it. It is as if it is not my voice. haha.. I hear my voice when I talk but it seems different when I hear it in a recording machine. haha.. Take care and have a nice day. :)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Hi faith I know I try and make my voice different too.LOL
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
14 Nov 07
When I record messages on my phone I attempt several tries but I don't like my voice either! I usually ask my daughter to do it for me, she loves to be on the phone!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Well I just erased it again and put a different on there.LOL
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
14 Nov 07
LOL I hate my voice so I write out what I want to say and I just read it off. I never check to see how it sounds. I just do and move on. LOL
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Thats so funny because Ive thought of doing that too.LOL
@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
14 Nov 07
It usually take me two times. Because once I listen to it the first time, I find that I don't like how my voice sounded, so the next time I try to lighten my tone, and if it sounds reasonably OK, I'll leave it at that. If I do it too many times, I know my messages will only get worse. : )
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
heheheh I know I think thats what happened today. It was riduculous!LOL
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I hate hearing my voice on the phone. I would let my daughters do the recording. It would sound much better.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
15 Nov 07
We were trying to do that the other day but we kept mucking it up so we have left our old message as it is for now.