Currently it says:
"Hi, sorry I missed your call. Please leave a message after the beeb and I'll get back to you as soon as possible."
Years ago I bought a couple of cassette tapes that had celebrity voices with various answering machine messages.
I tried the following:
Marilyn Monroe: Very breathy voice "Hi.... Thanks for calling....I can't come to the phone right now.... Please leave your name and telephone number after the beep and I'll call you back just as soon as I can.... Bye....."
One evening I was expecting a call from my brother with some information that he was supposed to leave on my answering machine. I got home and there was no message from him but messages from some friends, so I called him. He told me that my phone was out of order and that he reported it to the phone company. I told him that it was strange because others managed to get through to me without a problem and I asked him what kind of problem. He told me that he and my nephew both tried several times to call me but kept getting put through to a "hooker's house", and then he proceeded to tell me what the message said. LMAO I laughed and told him that was my answering machine. Needless to say I changed it after that, LOL
Richard Simmons: Nasal sounding peppy voice "Hi! We can't come to to phone right now. We're busy exercising and losing tons of disgusting fat and making wonderful things in the vita mix. So leave your name and number after the beep and we'll call you back ok? Everybody 1, 2, 3...."
There were others such as Johnny Cash singing, Mae West saying "Why don't you come up and see me sometime...." and some others.
I've also tried making my own.... with soft wind chimes in the background occasionally. It went something along the lines of the following.
"Hi, I'm the Genie here. My mistress can't take your call right now. Please leave your 3 wishes after the beep and I'll see what I can do to grant them."
Most people just laughed and left their message. However, I did manage to get a few serious perverts calling. One guy called me 3 times to leave a "wish" with each message, LOL His wishes would have made a sailor blush. After letting my friend listen to them and having a major giggle fest, I changed it! LOL
I now leave normal messages. Besides, I have a number of professional companies calling me for various things and it just seems better to have a normal message and not something goofy these days.
But I did have some great fun with my messages when I was in my 20's!!! LOL