Friday was my last day of work, and I meant to record an out of the office greeting on my voicemail before I left work, but of course being my usual braindead-self, I forgot. I just spent 9 minutes and 17 seconds (according to the timer on my home phone) recording a new greeting. No, the greeting isn't 9 minutes and 17 seconds long. No way! It took me that long to record a message that I didn't fuck up on. It went something roughly like this…
Attempt 1: "You've reached the desk of Michelle Davies (long pause)" -> I was distracted by something on the TV. grrrrr
Attempt 2: "Please stop and listen to this message, You've reached the desk of Michelle Davies Common *throat gets scratchy*….GRRRRRRRR!"
Attempt 3: "ummm" GRRRRRRRR!
I'm glad I was the only one in the room at the time because anyone else would have laughed me out of the county. It literally took me about 30 or so attempts to get the recording to my liking. I kept screwing up, stuttering or saying "um". I probably should write a script next time I have to record a greeting, because that was ridiculous. I guess you can say I'm a little of a perfectionist when it comes to recording my vmail greetings. Jeez!!! I need some OCD medication.