Kids and Answering Machines

United States
December 20, 2007 4:51pm CST
Does it bug you when you call someone and get the answering machine and you cant understand whats even being said because they had their kids make the message???
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
21 Dec 07
I have heard several ones like that, but not from kids. I actually have heard some cute ones from kids. What irritates me is when I get a message from some kind of business or collections agency calling my stepdaughter, and I dont know who it is cause the message starts half way through. I think those are automated and I hate those. I just delete them.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
21 Dec 07
Yes, I had that happen years ago. I left a message when the kids were finished saying whatever they were saying. Didn't even try to guess what the message was all about. Also left a message once on an answering machine where the kids sang a message. It wasn't what I would call funny but guess the parents thought so..lol
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
21 Dec 07
It would, but only once. I'm open minded about some things, but old fashioned in that I consider the telephone a business tool not a plaything. Although I realize that many people disagree with this and that they have the right to use their own phones however they want in their own homes, that doesn't mean I ever have to call them again.
@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
20 Dec 07
LOL, some of the time it does, yes. Sometimes I think I've got the wrong number because I can't tell what the child is saying. I can't even tell if it is THEIR child. I'm sure they think it is cute, and most of the time I would agree. But I want to be able to tell if I'm leaving the right message to the right people.