(For the purposes of privacy, my last name has been changed to "Hubbahubba")
TeleMarketer: Hello. May I please speak to Mr. Hubbahubba?
Me: You are.
TM: Oh, great. How are you today?
TM: Oh, haha. I see your name is very interesting. Is it Asian?
Me: I don't see how that's relevant.
TM: ...Uh, maybe you don't understand. You see, I am Asian and I was wondering if your name was Asian.
Me: And I don't see how that's relevant.
TM: Oh, haha. Ok,
Me: What do you mean when you ask "ok"? Are you asking me if I understand what you've told me?
Me: Then the answer is yes.
Me: Does that "ok" mean that you're asking me again if I understand what you told me?
Me: Then, yes.
Me: Oh, certainly not.
TM: Why not?
Me: Well, I'd rather have a root canal.
TM: What is a root canal?
Me: It's a very painful dental procedure.
TM: Um, well, how about Friday then?
Me: No, I'd rather have a root canal than come into your office.
TM: I don't understand what this root canal is.
Me: It's a horrible dental operation that is very painful. I'm trying to tell you that out of all of the things in the world that I could do, out of a rainbow of tortuous activities that I can conceive of, I'd rather have invasive dental surgery than endure a sales pitch in your office.
TM: So, you are not interested in our offer?
TM: Why did you tell me that you were interested then?
Me: I did not. I was very explicit as to what I agreed with.
TM: Well, how will you get to know our offer then?
Me: If you send me your free gifts in the mail, I will consider it to be a polite introduction to your offer.
TM: But, there is always a catch.
TM: So, would you like to hear our offer.
Me: Root canal.
TM: Ok, thank you for your time, sir.
Me: You are so welcome.
Ahhhhh, so good. If you're interested, I've written about this topic before.