Instead of smashing the phone, try this method of coping with unwanted, unsolicited telephone calls!
I have complained about this before – and it gives me great pleasure to report on my final choice of dealing with it. It was a blogging friend who mentioned it and I have to say how much I appreciate the advice.
You see, the callers had become quite cunning. If the call went unanswered they would leave a message on the voicemail system – which had to be paid for. If someone leaves a message all we get is an announcement that a message awaits – not who left it. More often than not it was the cold-caller inviting us to ring back. What a cheek!
You must have caller ID to do this , otherwise the Granny would be upset. It’s a simple matter of seeing who called via Caller ID; if it says WITHHELD or INTERNATONAL or NUMBER UNKNOWN then lifting the receiver and immediately replacing it cuts them off, and they are unable to leave a message. Knowing this makes me feel GOOD when I do it. It certainly removes the tension.
It's simple but effective and I’m so pleased I learned this trick. It removes all the tension and angst.
What amazes me though is being able to check on numbers via Google. Is there anything Google can’t do?!