I've had lots of experience with telemarketers. I've probably received, conservatively, 500 telemarketer calls. Here are 12 things I've done, listed in descending order -- from most rude, to least rude -- to get rid of them.
Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.
When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence -- but based on the number of unsolicited calls our household still receives nearly a decade later, I'd say the law has had only mixed success.