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Over a year ago, I was shopping around for furniture, and I got sucked into a spiel by the sales staff (2 people tag-teaming me) (they are more rabid than used-car salepersons). I eventually was able to gracefully back out of the store, but in parting, the salesperson asked when I'd be back. I should have said never, or when I felt less pressure to buy, but I wimped out and said "tomorrow". So he jotted it down, asked for my name (I lied and said Thomas Smith), and then asked for my home phone. I asked him if it would put me on any sort of mailing list. He said no, but I didn't trust him. I tried to come up with a believable fake number, and instead, I rattled off my cell phone number.

To this day, I get innumerable sales calls for Tom Smith. Actually, I kind of like it, because I'll play with them. One salesperson actually said that because of my (Tom's) history of transactions with a particular company, I was eligible for a special offer. I then told him Tom Smith doesn't exist, and he said there was no reason to get snippy simply because I have a number that a person named Tom Smith used to have. I told him to eff-off. What fun that was!

-scottbb
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