Tulipgirl had a great post a few days ago about reducing unwanted telemarketing calls, junk mail, and junk email. Check it out!
I can't stand the stuff. As if we aren't already bombarded enough already! I've had a couple interesting tangles with telemarketers before apathy zapped me.
In the first instance, I said to the guy, "You know, you must be miserable - you have one of the suckiest jobs out there", to which he agreed wholeheartedly. We spent the next couple of minutes kvetching about what a crapper of a job he had. The only reason why he worked there, he said, was because he couldn't find anything else. If that message was "recorded to serve you better", he probably got The Can.
The second call was with a guy from Qwest who tried to talk me into fancy-shmancy this-and-that full-service phone package. I countered his every attack until he conceded defeat. He finally said, "You're right, you've got a better thing going on" and hung up. Yesssss. Amongst other things, why pay 7 dollars a month for voicemail when you could simply use a digital answering machine? It has all the same capabilities.
I'm most excited about the National Do Not Call Registry. I despise phone calls (family and friends excluded).
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