No Effing WaySo I was about to head out to buy a new answering machine. In the lovely rain.
But I paused.
I looked at the machine, which I'd unplugged and wrapped up, ready for disposal. I thought,
"Oh, what the hey. I'll give it one last chance."
Plugged it in. Poked half-heartedly at buttons. Stared at the glowing red 8.
Yep. As I suspect—wait—what?
The solid 8 burped, then began flashing "3, 3, --" and I nearly dropped it when I heard the disembodied voice say "twenty. five. messages. message. twenty. five." followed by my former drummer's voice.
THANK you! Just saved me $30. Or so. Give or take.
Which means... hey. It's been unplugged for several hours. Shouldn't it have reset and all messages have been lost?
Should I call them back? Or just let it go?
Well, I know what to do next. Figure out how to tape ALL of the machines so I can avoid this in the future.
Most interestingly, the machine refused to work when I was feeling desperate. But the moment I let go of its working ever again, the moment I let go and shrugged it off... that's when it came back to life.
Isn't that EXACTLY what the Law of Attraction dictates? Desperation drives away the very thing we want; letting go attracts it to us?