Ludlow: Telemarketers, you’re not getting my money
Is anyone as fed up with being bothered by telemarketers as I am? And every one of them want money for one cause or another. News flash! Don't bother calling me. I do not donate to causes promoted by random phone calls. I don't care what your cause is.
We have no way of verifying what some random caller claims is a good cause. So a lot of times, I won't even answer the phone.
But, so many people have cell phones now and their names don't come up on caller ID, so I do answer and then try to be polite and tell them no. And if they continue to argue with me, I just hang up. I probably get several of those every day.
I will donate to local causes that I know are legitimate. But forget the rest of them. And if there's no name and it's a strange area code, for sure I won't answer it.
Hopefully some telemarketers are reading this and will remove my name and number from their lists. I will not donate to whatever the cause, no matter what it is.
► I hope everyone remembered to vote this week. I'm writing this on Tuesday and plan to head to the polls as soon as I'm finished.
I always vote, because then I feel I can complain if I don't like the results. I can legitimately say, “I didn't vote for so-and-so.” If someone doesn't take advantage of our voting privileges, then I would say they should keep their mouths shut if they don't like the results.
► I found some cute riddles on the internet recently.
There's a one-story house where everything inside is pink: pink walls, pink doors, pink floors, pink ceilings, pink windows, pink curtains, pink chairs, and pink tables. What color are the stairs?
There are none — it's a one-story house.
And then there's this one: A duck walks into a bar and says, "Do you have duck food here?"
The bartender says, "No" and the duck leaves. It comes back the next day and says, "Do you have duck food?"
The bartender says, "No."
The duck comes back the next day and says, "Do you have any duck food?"
The bartender says, "I already told you ‘No’ twice! If you come back and ask me again, I’m going to nail your feet to the floor!" The duck comes back the next day and says, "Do you have any nails?"
The bartender says, "No."
So the duck says, "Do you have any duck food?"
And with that, I hope everyone has a great week and stays safe.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
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