I just got a phone call from “James” at the “National No Call List Department.” I hung up before he got any further, and now I’m sorry I did. Was this (a) the most brazen telemarketing call of all time, or (b) a fantastically misguided effort by the federal government to survey people about the Do Not Call list?
Almost certainly (a), and now I wish I’d stayed on the line to find out was the scam was. Unfortunately, my telephone reflexes got the better of me. Maybe he’ll call back.