Remember the old days before caller ID and telemarketers? When the phone rang a real person would be there on the line. Because of telemarketers I now rely on caller ID before answering. My latest strategy for dealing with them is to pick up the phone and hang it right back up. Recently we were plagued with calls that came up AFL-CIO on the ID. Since it is an election year I thought the labor union was calling to ask support for certain candidates. For almost two weeks the calls were relentless but I was determined to "win" - sometimes I wouldn't hang up and would just leave the phone on the desk.....that is my "you waste my time I'll waste yours" move!
And now the rest of the story:
Our friend and next door neighbor of 40 years moved out of state two years ago to be near family. She recently passed away and her family hosted a brunch back here to celebrate her life. Another neighbor told us that we were invited but her son couldn't reach us so she passed on the message. I thought that was odd but shrugged it off. So the Big Guy and I go to the brunch and were greeted by her son who apologized for not inviting us personally........even though he called once or twice a day from work........"The calls just wouldn't go through - it seemed like you were hanging up on me or I would just get dead air."
And then I had to ask......"Where do you work now Bob?"
And then he answered......."For the AFL-CIO."
Sandy has a sweet CAS challenge for us this week at the Paper Players! I used Fresh and Fruity by Sunny Studio, Happy Summer from Lawn Fawn, Banners for You and Fruit Stand DSP from SU!