DO NOT CALL OR I DO NOT BE POLITE: I hung up on my first telemarketer this morning. I have always been polite and said, “no thank you” — but I feel differently now that I have signed up for the Do Not Call list. I signed up for the list after 9/1, so legally telemarketers can still call me for a while. But they shouldn’t. Responsible telemarketers should take steps to get the newest list possible, and should not call people on the list, even if they can do so legally. So this morning, as soon as I learned it was a telemarketer, I hung up without a word.
I don’t know if I’ll continue to do this or not; I understand the callers are working for a living, and I’m generally a polite person. But I feel entitled to now.