"You have three new voice messages: "Hi, call me"; "What's the point of having a mobile if either you switch it off or you don't take it with you? Call me as soon as you get this message"; "Hi, guess who. If you're still alive, get a loaf of bread on the way home and some cigarettes for me, because I forgot. If you're not, come and see me in a dream and tell me where your insurance policy is.""
Entanglement, by Zigmunt Miloszewski, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (copyright 2007; quote is from page 94 of the Bitter Lemon Press, London, trade paperback edition, 2010).