A message to share

Regarding the Oct. 7 letter, “Telephone soliciting: Is there any solution?”: I am sick and tired of the telephone solicitation calls also. Hanging up on these callers or being impolite just doesn’t work with them. They just call back and pester you some more.

My solution is a new message on my recorder. It is as follows: “If you’re selling, we’re not buying. If you’re looking for a donation, we’ve already given, our choice. We don’t need any more credit cards and we’re content with our present phone service. If you’re still listening and want to leave a message, please do so at the sound of the beep – thank you.” To date the only messages that have been left on the machine have been the important ones.

The reaction to my message has been: “Sounds great! Love it. Can I use it?” Sure you can use it. What is working for me can work for other people too.


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