Now, normally this wouldn't be shocking since I don't get many phone calls, but yesterday, I had 23. Twenty-three. I did not answer any of them. And not one message was left on my machine.
To say I was feeling a tad grouchy is putting it mildly.
There was one time I did answer a telemarketer's call, for the sole purpose of telling them to please stop phoning me. It did not go well.
overly friendly telemarketer: hello Ms Violet. How are you today?
overly tired me: you woke me up to ask me this? whatever you want I am not interested.
fast talking telemarketer: this will only take a few minutes of your time...
frustrated me: I am not interested.
determined telemarketer: we have a special on lawn care...
annoyed me: you are wasting my time.
bewildered telemarketer: oh... can I call you back at a more convenient time.
sighing me: no you can't. no time is convenient for this. please take my number off your list.
insistent telemarketer: well, is there another number I can reach you at?