I think it’s a message

There is something so bizzarly sweet/funny about this. This is a message I found on my voice mail. I edited it down – chopping out some identifying things like phone numbers and locations, and chopping about four and a half minutes of dead air out of it. It’s still six and a half minutes long […]

There is something so bizzarly sweet/funny about this.

This is a message I found on my voice mail. I edited it down – chopping out some identifying things like phone numbers and locations, and chopping about four and a half minutes of dead air out of it. It’s still six and a half minutes long though.

One of the many things that are annoying about vonage is that it sometimes maintains a persistent connection even after you hang up. So when someone calls me, and then calls me again, vonage may maintain the same connection and treat it as a single call.

That seems to be what happened here. This is several calls strung together but it’s all a single call on my end, in one unbroken voice mail message.

So here’s the story, in case you don’t wanna sit through six and a half minutes. A little girl, attempting to call her friend or her friend’s mom from pre-school, because she wants a play-date. She’s sulky and whiney and won’t give up. She wants that play date. Her pre-school teacher can’t talk her out of it, her mom can’t talk her out if it. She’s calling from the pre-school’s phone, and thinks she has her friend’s mom’s phone.

Clearly, she has a wrong number, but that ain’t stopping her either.

The best part is toward the end, at about the four and a half minute mark or a bit after, when she starts to leave this incredibly sweet message fro her friend, I love you, I’ll do that forever, and I’ll never forget that, and then starts to ramble, and then starts to grumble at some friend and ends with “…I think I have a splinter…”

I have no idea why this makes me giggle so much, but something about it is just deeply amusing in a ‘found’ sort of way.

Click here to play (it’s a .wav file).

(props to GregggggggPTX for settin’ me up with a decent sound editor, Audacity. It got the job done.)

7 thoughts on “I think it’s a message”

  1. OK. I loved it. She has persistence- will take her a long way. Shows that you are a sweetheart too. Anyone who works with kids, and I do. Will love that, and has dealt with it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That kid is really cute.

    But that mom is clueless and annoying as fuck.

    You don’t go into long complex discussions like that with a kid that age, and you don’t phrase every sentence like “Why don’t we do this, OK?”, because it inverts the idea of the parent being in charge. It turns the parent into a pleading supplicant, which in turn teaches the kid how to be a total manipulator.

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