*Annoying Telephone Ring that I despise*
"Hi there, this is Natasha calling from (insert something here), is Christina home?"
"I'm sorry, you're looking for Christina?"
"Yes, is she around?"
"Oh. I guess you haven't heard..."
"Christina is out of the Country at the moment, she was called in as a professional consultant in a very serious matter."
"Do you know when a good time to reach her will be?"
"Actually, I'm not too sure how long she's going to be over in Etheopia for; she's been there for almost 3 months now, doing hands-on research
with the Ebola Virus - do you know what that is? (don't wait for an answer)
Well its this awful disease, incurable as far as I know - how should I know, I'm not a scientist. Anyway this virus, it like makes you bleed from
every orfice of your body, and from what I've read in her letters - it turns your insides to liquid.
Now, I'm sure you're sitting there thinking "Wow I am SO glad I don't have a job like Christina's" but let me tell you, She's glad as well that
the roles are not reversed. Studying and being exposed to the Ebola virus, is something she'd rather be doing, than wasting her time on the damn
telephone, talking to damn telemarketers.
She asked me to pass that message on to you. Thank you. Have a nice day. And please, remove Christina from your calling list. I doubt, that after
studying the Ebola virus, anything you have to sell her, would be of any interest."
Words to that effect, usually work well. Or so I have found.