Just a small slice of the daily ring and hangups from the car warranties and “welcome to Spectrum.” The telcos act like they’re powerless against them.
Spectrum and AT&T are also guilty for having a business model that supports spam signups.
No wonder voice calls have dropped to the bottom in popularity. All voice calls to my number go directly to voicemail unless on a starred list, except my work phone. I’m required to take all those.
On the rise, text spam, often to 100’s of recipients at a time. This is the reason I won’t phone bank or do political text spam for anybody. It’s not good to play with people’s phones.
One time I was trying to get an ambulance for my mother and had to ask the dispatcher to keep repeating the instructions because some jackass from India kept having at my line. I ended up losing a call from the hospital because of it.
A secondary role of the spam callers is to detect and exploit the elderly with dementia. The call centers have specialists that they activate for that.
One of the many things I like about Mexico’s culture is that it’s quite open and sociable.
In my early 20’s (1980’s), I found that a nice way to get language practice and meet people was to buy a local paper and sit in the main plaza reading it. It wouldn’t take long until somebody would walk by and ask, “you can read that?”
Me: “well, some of it.”
A big ol’ chat would start up. I loved it.
If you grab a bench in those plazas, somebody is going to stop by to engage. It’s a given. I made my heart good and glad to be alive. ❤️
There are a few I met that way I continued to know for years.
When I need health care, the first thing I think of is shopping and getting a reward. More stupid games to play. Health care as shopping, like picking out a shirt at a department store. Having chest pains? Wait! I need to shop a reward.
Who am I going to vote for in upcoming elections? Who/whatever can crash all this shit the fastest.