Wednesday, May 26, 2004
The phone rang just now, so I went to answer it. I heard a clicking noise on the phone, and then I heard a recorded voice, a woman, speaking. The recording went something like “Hello, I’d like to tell you about this great service called Regal Something-Or-The-Other. You can yadda yadda yadda do this, that or some other thing ....” I listened to it for about 20 seconds and then hung up. I was so annoyed! We get spam through email, fax machines, and I guess telephone marketers are “spam” but now we get phone recordings? Sigh.
We get several other interesting phone calls here. Once in a while, this woman calls from the United States, saying that she was looking into some credit card information and our phone number was listed, is this in Illinois? I’ve answered the phone when she rang a couple of times and each time I told her “No, I’m in CANADA.” My dad got so annoyed the other day at these calls that he yelled at her and said never to call again. She didn’t, so that’s good.