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Old Yesterday, 12:31 AM   #24766
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM   #24767
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Iit's getting to the point where I'm almost enjoying getting these spam phone calls. This, not five minutes ago:

"Hello."
"Hello, is Mr. Sharpe at home?"
"WHY?"
"Well, I'm an insurance agent and..."
"WRONG NUMBER." (Click.)
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Old Yesterday, 03:15 PM   #24768
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Oooo -- I never thought of answering with "WHY?" That ought to skip the "how are you" phase, or at least indicate "SPAM" if they can't skip it!
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Old Yesterday, 03:46 PM   #24769
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It helps to have some anger in your "WHY".

These sales calls always appear on my home phone, which is why I've been known to say to a sales clerk's face that I don't have a cell phone in response to a request for a mobile phone number despite the fact that I'm holding it in plain sight in my hand even as I deny having one.
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Old Yesterday, 04:42 PM   #24770
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Oh, I hate those spam calls.

I have a broken dishwasher at home that may have messed up my floor. At work, there is some kind of broken pipe flooding things and maintenance doesn't seem to be in any hurry to fix it and there is a crazy person spamming the chat reference. Ugh. I want a drink.
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Oooo -- I never thought of answering with "WHY?" That ought to skip the "how are you" phase, or at least indicate "SPAM" if they can't skip it!
When they ask for my wife, I say "Whom may I say is calling?" and if it's a spam I tell them "She would rather not speak to you! <click>"
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One of my co-workers hates spam calls so much that if he answers and is asked for 'the lady of the house' he'll start shouting "She died today! What's wrong with you people! etc." They usually never call back ....
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Oooo -- I never thought of answering with "WHY?"
My current question is a somewhat irritated and belligerent "Do I know you?"
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