I have long been a hater (and yes, I know "hate" is a strong word) of outbound telemarketers. I find it offensive that companies and the poor, underpaid commission slaves they have working for them rely on a victim's reluctance to hang up on a phone caller in order to flog their product. We are bad enough at over-consuming - we don't need these flakes pestering us at home or work, trying to invent a need for their product or service. "You haven't cleaned your furnace vents in how long?" "Did you know that you are over-paying for your long distance?"
For this reason, I was tickled when Ian posted a link to a brilliant telemarketer counterscript. I've printed it out and have it by the phone. Now I can't wait for my next call.