- Why do men's bicycles have crossbars?
- What was the best thing before sliced bread?
- Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
- Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?
- Why do we pay tolls on the freeway?
- Is it possible to be totally partial?
- Why do people look up when they think?
- Why do steam irons have a permanent press setting?
- Why is yawning contagious?
- Why is there an expiration date on SOUR cream?
- What does the Q in Q-tip stand for?
Though I don't really know the answers to the above mentioned questions...I haven't lost any sleep over it. But I have a question of my own...one I am quite perplexed about.
How is it possible for a caller to leave a message on an answering machine that is turned OFF? Impossible, you say? Obviously not.
Before we leave on vacation, we tend to turn off the answering machine...putting the machine in 'telephone mode' so that the answering machine is no longer active. Our reasoning is that if we will be away for some length of time...we don't want people leaving us messages on our home phone...and not getting a response. Last summer we were away for 10 days...and came home to find a message on the answering machine that was 'turned off'. The message had been left the day of our departure...and required a response. It had been left by Alex from our church office. Several months later...the same thing happened again. We returned home after a few days away...re-activated the answering machine...and listened to a message that had been left in our absence...once again by Alex from the church office. Now we decided to do our own detective work. We called home from the cell phone while our machine was turned off...and listened to the phone ring...and ring...and ring. There was no way we could leave a message! I called Alex...and asked her if she had a secret for leaving messages on on my answering machine...even when it was turned off. She had a good laugh...but no answers to our mystery.
We were gone for a few days earlier this week...and turned off the answering machine before we left home. We came home to find two voice messages...one from Europe...one from nearby. None from Alex. I will be the first to admit I have no understanding of technology...but this one has me baffled! There are some questions that have no right answers. I'm not planning to lose any sleep over this one either...but if you have any explanation...I'm listening.
Have a wonderful weekend!