Yes, I realize that career-wise I'm related to telemarketers. I don't care. I still hate them.
I crossed the line in the sand when telemarketers starting using so-called robots. You know, that's when you pick up the phone, say Hello and there's no one on the other line because the robot did the dialing and an actual human being has not yet gotten on the line to give you the spiel? If telemarketers can't be bothered to be on the line when I answer the phone, screw 'em.
Don't even get me started on the latest telemarketing abomination: the recording that tells you to stay on the line for an important message from the telemarketer.
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