posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 01:51 PM
I can relate to that. When I had my phone connected 4 years ago, calls began to pour in like crazy.
I then registered to the "do not call list". It reduced the flow considerably, but here in Canada we have exceptions, If I remember correctly,
newspapers(subscriptions), political parties and survey firms are still allowed to call.
But when they do (I have no caller ID), I listen for a certain delay before they start blabbing away. This delay is usually caused by their
auto-dialer software or call dispatching machine. That tells me automatically "unsolicited call !!" and I hang up even before they can place a
Otherwise I play around with them, while still remaining polite. I worked a loonng time ago in a survey firm. Its a terrible soul-sucking,
sanity-destroying, patience-eroding kind of job. I pity them.