We get some interesting messages on our machine because when we moved here I listed us under a made-up name. A variation of a famous name. So, (a) when someone calls and asks for that person we know they don't know us and (b) we get some fun messages from telemarketers while they wait for us to pick up the phone. They start giggling or call their friends over to look at the name. Say things like "do you think it's really him?" Etc. But the weirdest message I ever got was back in college from someone who addressed me by name and said "Call your mother." I couldn't do that ... as my mother had recently passed away. It was a little spooky. A few years later the mystery was explained when that person called again and asked to speak to me. I said "this is she". The caller said, "No you're not!" Took her a bit to realize I wasn't messing with her but finally we worked it out that there were two people in town with my first name whose phone numbers differed by only one digit.