Bit of an “Editorial” here. I had a cell phone outage recently and it made it difficult for friends to contact me. So…to make things a bit easier, I got myself a land line from another carrier as a backup. Only ONE PERSON has this number other than myself…and yet the land line has been ringing practically nonstop. Just this morning between 9 am and 10 am, I’ve had to answer it three times. Why?
EVERY time…telemarketers. One of them last night was trying to sell me outdoor window blinds for a home when I live in a frigging APARTMENT; and that one happened at 8 pm! They neither know nor care who they’re calling and who’s lives they’re disrupting, nor do they care about the hour of day they do it in.
If you’re being swamped (like I am) by telemarketing calls and you haven’t done this already, give the above link a click and register your lines (land and cell…don’t let naysayers fool you; it works for that as well) on the “Do Not Call” list; it works great! The only problem is, it takes 3 days to become active, so I’m thinking I’m just gonna disconnect the line from the wall for another couple days while I wait for it to kick in for me. I stoopidly forgot to do this when I arranged for the line to be set up, so now I’m getting bombarded by these assholes. It’s just a shame that the one other person who knows this number couldn’t use it if he wanted to because right now, I just don’t want to have to hear it ringing anymore; I’m past annoyed and snapping at people I shouldn’t really be snapping at. :/ They’re just doing their jobs, after all…even if they are taking money just to annoy people. Telemarketers should be run off the face of the earth, in my now-angry opinion…DNC is a good way to get that started.
Register your number now if you haven’t…for the sake of peace of mind.