When I want to leave a message all I really want to know is did I reach the right number/person. Everything else, is extraneous.
I also don’t require directions. I pretty much have the whole message-leaving business under control.
Leave it to the jackasses, however, to mess up this simple task.
What began innocently enough, “leave a message at the tone and have a nice day!” has now morphed into a opportunity for jackass grandstanding.
“You’ve reached John Doe, at 555-5555. Please leave a message at the tone.”
So far so good.
Uh, oh…here it comes.
“You have the power to change your perception, so make it a phenomenal day!”
Really do I? What if received some terrible news that day? Or, what if I want a slightly sub-phenomenal day today, as I am worn out from all the previous phenomenal days that have preceded this one. Do I really need to recalibrate my expectations due to your phone greeting?
What a bunch of jackassery! I don’t even know where to begin with how wrong this is. You think this sort of thing is obvious.
Apparently not. That’s what makes it jackassery.