I nearly forgot: That J.J. Abrams issue of Wired about which I posted last week had one other gem to offer: Slydial. Call 267 SLY DIAL — or (267) 759-3425 — and you can send a voicemail directly to someone’s phone without having to talk to them. It’s ideal if you want to communicate something to a person without having to speak directly to them. Best of all: They’ll think they missed your call, putting the burden of the next exchange on them.
Also, it’s free.
Of course, I suppose I can’t use it on you all, now that you know about it, but I’d also like to think you’ll never know for sure if I’m ducking you or not.