January 30th National Inane Answering Message Day

Speaking of yesterday (Puzzle Day) why do we leave inane answering machine messages? I mean, do you like getting them when you call someone? And who actually has an answering machine anymore anyway? I guess you could call that thing on your cell phone an answering machine but us it really?

And if it’s an important call, most inane messages take forever to end so that you can actually leave he message! Now don’t get me wrong, they can be funny. There are some answering messages one just calls to hear the message, over and over again.

So inane actually means useless, meaningless or senseless. And that’s exactly what these messages are. Have yo ever called a number for the first time and wondered if you got the right person to leave a message for since no name is ever given?

I love those messages that just say, “leave a message”. For who? Is this the right number? Well it’s another of those days owned by Wellcat.com. Another of the many useless days they have chosen to copyright so that if you decide to actually use the day for anything, you owe them. At least most of their days are useless, like inane answering machine day.

How to celebrate – Create your own inane answering machine message. Thank Wellcat for creating this day. Go back to yesterday and try and figure out why they created today?

January 30th National Inane Answering Message Day

Does anybody even have answering machines anymore? Does anyone have a regular phone (or a landline) anymore? And why did Wellcat.com copyright the day? These are all questions that make you think (maybe not too long but still make you think).


Inane means something foolish or that doesn’t make sense so if you leave an inane message it’s supposed to be something to either make someone laugh or think they have reached the wrong number. But since nearly everybody is using cell phones these days it tells you who you are calling or who is calling you. So the surprise is sort of pointless.


Now, I am old enough to remember answering machines, and at one time the idea of leaving a inane message was sort of cool and almost always funny. I even remember making calls and wondering if I had reached who I was trying to call. Today, maybe not so much.

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Well if you really have nothing better to do, go ahead and find an answering machine (ia  you can) and make an inane message, or you can do it on your cell phone but you won’t really be fooling anybody. In fact, it’s sort of inane to even create an inane message.

How to celebrate – Create a truly mesmerizing inane answering machine message. Create an app that answers the message exactly as acaller would sound (making the person think they are calling themselves). Just answer the phone.