I am unable to answer the phone right now, please leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thats generally the American English version. Can someone give the Polish version and spelling? I'm not at the point of creating that with proper grammar, so it could sound foolish.
Thanks for the help if anyone has some spare time!
in the 80's, when many (if not most) long distance calls were made through an operator, because our telephony was so antiquated you couldn't connect directly with another town, even a near one, the operator was always saying "mówi się" ("to speak" in impersonal form, something like "one speaks/they speak").
That's great! Thanks for the help.
I think that is why the standard isn't "I'm not home right now" anymore. Mostly "unable to answer the phone" is used more, maybe it's a security issue, not sure.