I'm not feeling well today. I have been fighting a cold/flu thing and the meds I'm taking make me bitchy. (Yeah, I know - I don't really need a pill to make me bitchy!) So I decided to take a nap and when I heard the phone ring - I let it go to "voice mail".
I still don't understand why they call it "voice mail". I get "e-mail" - you're mailing information electronically - that makes sense. "Voice mail" just doesn't make sense to me. It's not like you're mailing your voice or anything. And at my house, if I don't answer the phone - I have a machine that answers it for me - I call it my "answering machine". (I told you that I took a bitchy pill - or two!)
Anyway - this is the message I got while I was taking my nap -
This message is for (my full name). We have received an approval for your follow-up. Please call us at 555-ABCD. 555-ABCD. Thanks. Bye-bye.
(my full name) - Must be official - no one calls me by my full name unless it's official.
We - Who is "We"? Who are you?
received an approval - Must be medical.
follow-up - Which one? I wish I had only one doctor.
us - Who is "us"? I repeat - Who are you?
555-ABCD - Oh, goody - I get to check the numbers of all of my doctors to see who you are.
Bye-bye - What are you - three?
I know with all the HIPAA rules they can't say they are a doctor's office calling - just in case the wrong person gets the message. (Too bad they don't guard your financial information as closely as they do your medical.) But I really want to call them back and leave this message -
This message is for you. I got your message. Please call me at 555-EFGH. 555-EFGH. Thanks. Bye-bye.