I think i've said enough. But. . . . since i like writing, and i like reading my own writing, and i like laughing with (not at) my own writing while i'm reading it, i'm going to elaborate a bit more.
This is genuinely one of my real annoyances, unlike half the stuff i write about. I dread having to leave messages for this specific reason. One person who i know has a short message is "this is kevin. . . . beep" AKA kevin reimer. It's the only one i've heard that's like that. I'm pretty sure my message is too long, which is why i don't ever have any messages when i get back from traveling. 99% sure that's the reason. 87% and dropping. Ug.
Anyway, call kevin if you want to enjoy a nice short answering machine message. If you need his number, just shoot me a text, or call me. If i don't answer, leave me a message.