The land line rang yesterday, and caller ID appeared on the TV screen – Acme Mortgage Protection. I don’t usually answer telemarket calls, but that one I did just so I could say what I said.
Caller: This is Selma with Acme Mortgage Protection. May I please speak to (my wife)?
Me: We don’t have a mortgage.
Slight pause, then: May I interest you in life insurance?
Me (laughing): No, thank you.