A telemarketer number pops up on caller ID. I pick it up because, sadly, it’s part of my job. She begins the conversation with a lie. The name she says does not provide our telephone service. Caught in a lie, I feel it’s within my rights to end this charade so hang up.

Seconds later the same number is on caller ID.

“You don’t have to be an ass.” She says before hanging up.

I laugh and dial the number still hot on the caller ID. The phone rings twice before being picked up. I can tell by her accent and tone it is the same woman so say,

“Yes I do. It’s my livelihood.”

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