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I answer, "Hello?'', no reply.... then I yell "HELLO!'' and feel like a jerk,
originally posted by: peppycat
a reply to: eluryh22 That is a cute way to get them to stop, having no kids myself, I might just have to learn some obscure foreign language and pretend not to understand English.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: peppycat
A machine is calling you and a person doesn't come on the line unless you answer. It takes a few seconds for the machine to alert a person to come on the line on their end.
We never answer our phone. Here's our message: "Hello. We screen all our calls. If you'd like to speak with us, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can." *beep* If someone starts talking, we can pick up, but those times when all we hear is that crank call-like silence, we ignore it.