"This is Sam. How many Nieuport 17 fighter planes were made during WWII? Last week's answer: Rene Descartes."
But your phone number? That's the one piece of information you can be sure every caller already has..
I wonder how many minutes are spent annually listening to the restatement of phone numbers. I wonder how much AT&T made on that last year.
If any of you are number-restaters, or have insight into number-stater psychology, please phone me up. My voice-mail greeting will let you know the number to call.