This lie is so prolific. So many of us tell it and even more us have heard it on a regular basis. Yet no matter how many times it is replayed we speak out with the hope that it might be true this tim. The lie I am referring to is: Please leave your name and number after the tone and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Okay I left a message. Now you're it. Funny answering machine greetings: "This is not an answering machine. This is a telepathic thought recording dece. Think about your name and number and I will; think about calling you back," ""You got the right number but you picked the wrong time to call me. So leave your message." "You have reached the vcr. The answering machine is on the blink right now so I am subbing for it" "Listen to all our great offers or press 9 to skip this message."