Our phone system at the office is completely run on VOIP -- or Voice Over IP -- utilizing the internet and bypassing standard phone lines. Of course, this means we also bypass bureaucratic old phone companies.
However, while VOIP is great for home use (Vonage, for example), its got some kinks for business use. Fax machines, hundreds of extensions, voice mailboxes, and other such things of that nature all throw curveballs at it. The system works most of the time.
Voice mails reside as WAV files on a server in our computer room, which is kinda cool. This also means to make your phone ringer change, you just point the software on your computer to a different WAV file, like the "Theme from Manimal" that you downloaded off of Limewire or something.
Anyway, two weeks ago they had to install a new server for it, because the original one was not big enough. This of course reset all voice mail prompts to the generic computer-voice-man version. For mine, it said "Max Underscore Univers" in this awesome robotic voice, and then the nice human lady prompt finished the message.
Needless to say, I left my prompt as that. I mean, that's awesome, right?
Turns out some folks in the office didn't think so, and I was asked to change it. Didn't do it though, the robotic guy was just too cool. Today the phone guy literally stood at my desk and watched me change it.
Dullard. I rather liked being Max Underscore Univers. Dammit.