Seriously, what happened to the Do Not Call list? When we first signed up we were treated to months and months of blissful silence. We don’t get many phone calls, and when the phone would ring I knew it would be someone I wanted to talk to. Or at least family!
But now EVERY DAY I get calls from mortgage A-holes. It is driving me to the point of insanity!
I’m considering answering the phone “Blow Me!”, but then of course that would be the one time my mom calls instead of emails me.
So what happened? Does anyone know? It drives me nuts! Today I answered the phone and heard the clicky-clicky of the autodialer. And like all the others before her, when she finally came on the line she acted like I called her.
She says “Hello?” like she can’t figure this out either. And I say “Hi! Are you a mortgage broker?” She says “Huh?” And I repeat the question.
I heard a gurgling sound, and then she hung up. I wouldn’t call this a victory, but it was mildly entertaining for me.
Unfortunately, I can’t say what I really want to say because Robbie & Mike — like all kids — are sponges. After I hung up today, I heard Robbie talking to Mike about “borgage garokers” and how they call on the phone all the time. It could have been so much worse!
UPDATED to add that when I was looking up the URL to the registry to add to this post, I thought I’d plug in our home number to see if it was still on the list. IT WAS NOT! Good Gravy, that’s disturbing. We registered right when they first started the list, and I guess we got dropped off the list. (Geek humor alert: Mr. Plain said “Maybe they switched over to PeopleSoft”. If you found that humorous, I’m so sorry…)
MORAL OF THIS STORY: go to the Verify a Registration page to see if you’re still on the list!