Well, clearly, you fucked up by answering your phone.
Hell, man, NOBODY does that anymore…
I have an unlisted number (for which service ATT charges 2 extra bucks a month, just because they can get away with it).
There’s 14 messages sitting on it from this money, most of which are automated calls from various crap services (discount funeral services, for one).
What is this phone you speak of?
I have an unlisted number
I should try that. I can’t imagine it would depress business further.
I haven’t answered my ‘phone since the 1980s. And no one has called me since the ’80s, either.
I have an unlisted number, too/also, and I still get the calls. I let everything roll into voice mail and answer if I choose.
The dealio is that if you have a relationship with the business who is calling, then the Do Not Call Laws are void. Oh, and they get to determine if you do have a relationship. Visiting a website counts as a relationship I learned, when I asked to speak to a manager to demand I be taken off of their phone list.
The other loophole in the Do Not Call laws are politicians. They didn’t want to stop their own robocalls and pushpolls. Bastids!
Helpful commenters are Helpful. But perhaps I was not quite explicit.
This is/was my bidness phone. It’s got Caller ID, so I skip the unknown and 800 number phone calls; this was a Construction Manager who wanted me to do a fuck of a lot more work for a tightly-wound client who likes to Blame the Architect. So now I have to shift off three other things I was trying to get done in the near future, stay up late tonight and tomorrow, and STILL get reamed at Thursday’s meeting.
Oh, the happy life of private practice. La la la la (bang).
Ring ring ring!
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