Over the past few months the Republicans have been ramping up their phone calls to us registered Repubs; for what it's worth, my own leanings are toward the center of everything with no specific party involved--but to do that would mean we'd be getting Dems AND Repubs calling, not a tolerable situation in any event.
It is, after all, Election Year.
Almost of the calls have been live, asking politely for either me OR my husband, and would we be interested in filling out a short survey? No, we say, and hang up. Or just hang up. All of them have obviously been college kids, earning maybe a penny a call; I finally asked one of them why they keep calling here, we get two to three a day. She seemed surprised, and I asked her to please take us off her list. Two days of blessed silence.
Next time, it was a fella who was probably on the edges of terminal boredom, and drunk. Seriously drunk. He asked for Wade. Or Leland. I said, no one here by that name. Shock and disbelief. "You're kidding", he said. Nope, no one by that name. Take me off the list. Peace, for a week. Aha, Im thinking, what just happened here.
Third time, they asked for me, by name. No one here by that name, sorry. And, I added, in my best Stern but Nice Voice, the next time someone calls here we will be changing our party affiliation. Period. Not a call since. =)
Next time, we will be Democrats.