Killing My Voice Mail
Well, I finally did what I should have done about four years ago, which is to change my cell phone voice mail message to this:
Hi, this is John Scalzi. I will never ever ever ever listen to the voice mail you're about to leave, because voice mail is a pain in the ass. So if you actually want to reach me, you can either send me a text at this number, or send me e-mail at "firstname.lastname@example.org." Feel free to leave a voice message if you want, but remember, I will never ever listen to it.