TTTO: Men of Harlech
I had fun once writing some filks-of-filks answering machine messages -- I even used a couple at various times, although my favorite was a little on the long side.
(essential information: at the time I wrote this, I was using the SCA name "Keridwen", hence the reference)
If you want to talk to Heather, Keridwen or whom-so-ever, There are times that could be better, For I'm not at home. I might have stepped out for an hour, Or be somewhere picking flowers, Or I might be in the shower And can't hear the phone. Here is what to do, then, If you have a question, Or want to speak about my week Or any other subject you can mention. Don't stand there like a piece of lumber, I will try to call before I slumber, If you leave your name and number When you hear the tone.