He picked up his cell phone and dialed the ten digits that he had never taken the time to save in his phone. He never saw a point in saving a number he knew by heart. Why not have faith in your own facilities he figured.
The phone rang four or five times before the answering machine clicked on. He left the same message he thought anyone probably would, “Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has a great night! Be safe! I love you!”
He was ecstatic when his parents finally got an answering machine.