I'm quite the sucker, so spouse and I have an agreement to NOT agree to give out money over the phone. That's worked for a while, but the number of calls coming in is ramping up, and I'm getting annoyed. After getting home and hearing the phone ring while my key was in the lock, running to answer it, and having it be nobody, I am almost to the point that I'd rather let it ring, but I just can't do that yet.
Within the last week, though, I've gotten... more crotchety. I'm trying to balance my desire to be honest, my desire to not be rude, and my desire to control with whom I speak. "May I speak to mbumby?" "No you may not." Yesterday the person who called just asked "mbumby?" I said "Sorry" and was hanging up as they continued to speak.
I'm hoping that if the chaplain or my dentist calls, they'll identify themselves before asking to speak to someone. I'm hoping that the spouse & I can come to another agreement about how to handle these invaders from a unified front.
But it's not only the Verizon phones that are being called -- I recently got the following: hottyjoy897 wants to contact you on Skype
Here's their message: "howdy buddy join my cam @ let's play over here [url elided] can't wait to talk!"
Oh good. I just can't wait long enough.