A polite librarian is a good librarian.
The voicemail should be very long and slow, except when you leave a call back number, then mumble and speak quickly. This has the added benefit of requiring that your voicemail be listened to a number of times. And if you are a salesperson, make sure you call the library director frequently and ask if they are busy.
But some voicemail programs email you a .wav of your voicemail. Success- you've inconvenienced people even more! Oh god, library vendors warrant a post all of their own. Don't they realize their sole purpose is to give us free shit at ALA and then to fuck off? The emails I can handle. But dear rep from &*%$#^ who called three times in one day, even though I was on the desk and then in a meeting (really!) I will never, ever return your call.
Even better, the voice mail should be long and slow and rambling, and *then* mumble one's name and phone number. To ensure that the person receives the voice mail, leave several incomprehensible messages before they have a chance to phone you back.
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