...when all you get is with-held numbers and blank calls?
And dont get me started on the Telephone Preference Service!
So businesses can make money by phone selling and at the same time have a laugh at the fannies who seem unable to deal with a perfectly polite "Hi, I'm from xyz..."
TPS is a waste of time and 99% of people registered don't understand what it means. Having done this type of work in a previous life it's always amusing to hear some berk give it the "I'm on TPS- this is illegal" line when actually they don't have a scooby what they've signed up for (or against). Ironic that they definitely don't want to sign up for anything you might be offering but they willingly sign up for TPS despite not understanding it. Nuggets.
There's a pretty damned foolproof way of not being inconvenienced by them, don't answer - that's what answerphones and call screening is for. And if by odd chance I do, if I hear silence, or it sounds like one of them, I just put the phone down, anyways.
It's my phone, my phoneline, I don't have to be polite, or answer it if I don't want to. I use caller ID, so I normally get an idea about roughly who it is before answering.
Uncannily, I rarely seem to get such calls...
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