Getting those calls used to be fun, because there wasn’t a windoze box in the house. The people engaged in the calls refused to believe that such a thing was possible. So you could have great fun holding them on the line and costing them money tying them in knots.
This obviously hit their profit margins and they changed so when I started in with that the line would go dead. But either there were multiple setups or their systems don’t work very well and despite knowing how it would go if they rang me they continued to do so.
The Jehova’s Witnesses were much better. After a spent 20minutes one Saturday morning doing my atheist scientific best to put mindworms of doubt in a young man’s mind they stopped knocking on our door for over a decade. I would see and hear them doing the neighbours but our door remained unknocked. Do NOT Approach: Antichrist inside.
Then last year two women knocked on my door, perhaps they thought enough time had passed. But they were no fun, too dim to understand the stuff I was throwing at them. I was about to go for a run so was dressed in shorts and t-shirt when I answered the door. One accused me of being in my underwear. Talk about sheltered lives.
I ran past them a short time later to ram home the reality of a fit man in skimpy attire being all energetic. If you cannot corrupt them one way . . .
I’m an equal opportunities guy when it comes to religious conversion campaigns. I should get to fight back when they try it on me and I do. They need to understand their immortal souls are in play and in danger when they engage with me and I will try for them. Bwaaahaaaa!