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Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that has reached its limit with the automated lady telling me how to leave a message before the actual beep.I mean really, who doesn’t know how to leave a voice mail in this day in age? Even if you don’t have a cell phone, I’m willing to bet you know what to do when you hear the “beep.”That’s right! You leave your message! And when you are finished telling the person whatever it is that you were calling about, you … Come on, you … Again, you’re right! You hang up! Is it really that hard? I would like to have all the time back that I have wasted listening to the mysterious lady dictate to me “if you would like to leave a call back number, press one; when your finished, hang up or press pound for more options.”Can’t I just leave a message? When the phone’s owner states his or her name, can’t it just beep then?

What are your thoughts on the voice mail recording lady? Talk to our recording lady at (970) 668-3998, or e-mail us at***Moving on to the idiots of the world, here is the seventh most talented:Idiot No. 7 of 2006 Arkansas: Seems this guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he’d just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back knocking him unconscious. It seems the liquor store window was made of Plexi-Glass. The whole event was caught on videotape. Yep, Here’s your sign (Please note that this guy is allowed to vote)An idiot sighting worth mentioning: I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge? To which I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”

She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS. And here’s another: At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to” downsizing.” Our manager commented cheerfully, “This is fun. We should do this more often.” Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the- headlights stare. This was a bunch at Texas Instruments. ***Reaction to a submitted question we printed this week: What is it in Breckenridge that everyone calls Madonna Dome?One reader said: “This is in reference to the tent going up in Breckenridge at the Amphitheatre … it looks like Madonna’s boobs in one of her older videos … the cones!

Another called in and used the word, “Hooters,” and wasn’t talking about the restaurant. They were talking about the Riverwalk Center, though …Another asked more bashfully: “Gotta be the Riverwalk … right?”And, someone who works for the town of Breck questioned our sanity, writing, “Are you seriously asking this or are you just seeing if anyone’s paying attention? It’s the Riverwalk Tent, in Breck.”And finally, the one that made us feel the dumbest: “Dan’s third line in the poem is referring to the Riverwalk Tent. It being pointy like madonna’s t*** … Duh …”***We’re out .. being more G rated …

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