Had I been in your situation, I wouldn't have called at all. It was probably a wrong number.Here's the situation:
I wasn't there to take the call when somebody called today, and since most cellphones notify any missed calls with the caller's number, I phoned the number, not knowing whose number it is.
Well by the time I called whoever called me wasn't available either, and the familiar automatic voice message came up: "You've reached "blah blah masonry blah blah. Sorry I'm not here to take your call, but if you leave your name, phone number, the date of your calling, and a brief message I'll get back to you as soon as I can, thanks."
Well I left my message, but not without stuttering and pauses in futile effort to search for words to use.
This is sort of the message I left, and since I reconstructed what I 'said' on the phone to the best of my effort, it may not seem the most effective phone message you heard.
Here's my question: When I'm calling back the person that I don't know because the person called me, and the person seems to have called from a company of some sort (the voice message said 'something masonry association'), should I refer to him as 'you'? And is the phrase "I don't know who I'm speaking to" ok in this situation? I wasn't actually speaking to a person, but was leaving a message, wasn't I? I wasn't speaking to anyone, but that phrase was the only thing I was able to recall and put to use at the time.
See, I don't remember where exactly I was stuck while leaving the message at the time anymore. So I'll ask the following question, too.
If you were in my situation, what kind of wording would you use? how would you leave the message?
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