A call to action on telemarketer harassment

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Today, as I hung up on my seventh call from an utterly useless sack of crap, i.e., a telemarketer, a thought occurred to me. A thought so wonderful I thought I’d pass it along on the one-in-a-trillion chance it would be any good.

Suppose for a moment that the equally useless — and vastly more costly — sacks of crap masquerading as our leaders in Raleigh and Washington who have been talking about doing something about telemarketers for 20 years were to actually do something about them. Like stop it.

A very simple task, boys and girls — no calls to anybody without their written permission to call. None — not from businesses nor charities, backed up by a modest fine — say $10,000 per call.

I am not foolish enough to think this will happen because it’s the right thing to do. So here’s my appeal to our “leaders.” Think about it, if you are capable of independent thought, otherwise, pass this along to your boss who will tell you which way to vote. Your only real concern in life is not to do anything that would cause anyone not to vote for you in the next election.

Here is your golden opportunity yo do something that will win the approval of 100% of the voters — with the exception of the unemployed telemarketers. But let us not feel too sorry for them. Every fast-food joint in the country has a “help wanted” sign in the window. Surely some of them could do something useful and master the use of a spatula.

Bob Apol