[clug] [OT] why "Do Not Call" register?
grail at goldweb.com.au
Thu Aug 23 02:01:41 GMT 2007
On 23/08/2007, at 11:30 , David Tulloh wrote:
> I few the hastle of unsolicited phonecalls as the fact that the
> phone rings. Because when the phone rings I have to stop eating
> dinner, get up from the table interrupting any conversation, wander
> over to the phone and answer it.
I have a totally different approach - my answering machine exists to
take calls for me. I then return calls when I can be bothered. The
phone rings a few times, the answering machine picks up. I then - in
my own good time - check the messages and call the people who I'm
interested in talking to.
I do hear the voice of the caller when the message is being received
though, so if it's important (eg: brother asking me to mind one child
while he takes the other to emergency ward) I can answer. But I agree
that the distraction of the call arriving in the first place is
> PS: I wish to publically state that if a political member calls me
> up and plays me an automated "Vote for me" message I will put them
> last on my voting paper, regardless of how much I might agree with
> their ideals. I did it in the last local election, I will do it in
> all future elections.
I don't put them last. Last is reserved for Liberal Party candidates,
and always has been since I started voting.
Which probably explains why I never got John Howard's prerecorded
message last election - they already knew I wasn't going to be swayed
by bread and circuses.
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