It’s Thursday, that means it’s time for another installment of:
THIS WEEK IN VOICEMAILS
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ANNOUNCER: Are you ready for the hottest voicemail news and reviews around? Then pull up a chair for another thrilling installment of This Week in Voice mails! Take it away, Yumi!
Thanks, Fake Announcer that I made up, let’s start the show!
This first voicemail comes to us from none other than my own sister, Miwako. This is not Miwako’s first appearance on this show, longtime readers will remember Miwako from such voicemails as “Where are you? It’s late and you’re supposed to be here!” and “Seriously! Stop posting my voicemails on your blog!” Miwako is really in top form with her latest showing “Do I have to do everything around here?”
Miwako: “Hey, it’s me. I’m calling because you’re supposed to help me with the delivery we got in, and you’re conveniently not answering your phone. Again. Do I have to do everything around here?”
Excellent! Succinct, nuanced, spirited. Miwako is reminding us again that she is a voicemail artist to be reckoned with. Also, she sounded reaaaaaaly mad. I should maybe do something about that.
This next message comes to us from Rentaro. Rentaro is again revisiting a theme that seems to be ever-present in his voicemail oeuvre, that of urban drifting, of being a young man lost in a post modern society.
Rentaro: “Yumi! I am lost, I think. Are you there? I got on a bus, and then I fell asleep.”
It might be too soon to tell, but if I had to guess I’d say Rentaro’s latest message will be on many top ten lists come the end of the year.
Well, that’s it for this episode of This Week in Voicemail. I hope you’ve enjoyed!
On a related note, I’m off to try to find Rentaro.