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Even though Elysha and I are on the no call list, we still receive the occasional unsolicited calls from telemarketers. Usually these are companies that we already do business with who are looking for more business. Credit card companies, The Hartford Stage, our alma maters, etc. 

Sometimes I’m sort of glad that we do.

The other day Chase called me to inform me about an insurance protection program that they are offering cardholders. Normally, I wait for the telemarketer to take a breath, say, “No thank you” and hang up.

But sometimes I’m feeling a bit feistier.

On this occasion, I allowed the woman to finish her pitch before saying, “Listen, Linda, instead of talking insurance, why don’t we talk about how we’re going to get you out of this dead end job.”

She laughed and thanked me for my time and business before hanging up.

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