I do have to admit having some fun with them. We always used to get calls trying to sell us a timeshare in Branson, MO
. I go by my middle name, but I list my phone under my first name...that way it was an immediate warning to me that anybody calling and asking for the name in the directory was a marketer. The guy asks me how I am, and I began speaking in a slow drawl that I was fine, ever since the bankruptcy. The guy says that's good, and I go on by saying that you really know who your true friends are when you got nothing in the world...them's the ones that sticks with you. He goes on and began his spiel about the free trip to Branson. I told him that it sounded great, but that I'd have to check with my parole officer, since I couldn't leave Kansas City without telling him. I went on to say that burglary wasn't THAT bad of a crime, hell, I didn't HURT anyone... The guy hung up.