It’s interesting… We get phone calls. Lots of ’em. We find out about them at the end of each month, when the phone company sends an itemized list of every call that rings the phone. And what a shock… lots of calls and no messages. Employing journalist tricks, I can discover the identities of most of the callers — they’re calling with serious purpose. So why don’t they leave a message so I can call them back right away?
I do not know, but there is a solution to this dilemma. Folks, if you call and get the recording — I do leave the office on occasion and I’m the one person answering — please leave me a message. That’s the only way I can get back to you the same day or the next. If you’re calling, you have a reason. It’s important. So give me the opportunity to show you how seriously I take your call — leave a message so whatever your issue, it can be addressed, so whatever your question, I can answer it, so whatever your funny or sad story you have to share is, I can laugh or cry with you, so that if you need assistance, I can (hopefully) provide it or direct you to someone who can.
It’s important, OK?
Leave a message!