One thing I should add is that – usually – I don’t interrupt a meal or rush out of the bathroom to answer my phone. People will leave messages if it is important and sometimes even if it is not.
However, there was one time that was an exception. I was waiting anxiously for an extremely important phone call from my boss at “The Caribbean Star.”
I was taking a shower.
The phone rang.
I ran out of the shower. Dripping wet and naked, I answered the phone to hear a telemarketer give me a sales pitch.
“I’m sorry but I’m not interested and really cannot take it,” I replied as water droplets drifting down my nude body. “However, I really hope you make some sales today and have a beautiful day, OK?”
The telemarketer accepted that answer and we hung up on polite terms.
I think I can consider that ill-timed call the ultimate test of my principles regarding telemarketers – one that I passed.
There's a special seat in heaven for that guy.