I'd imagine that in a rational world, where no one takes such invasive crap, telemarketing should have met it's natural end within months. Yet somehow, they have managed to plague me and many others for the better part of our lives. How are these companies surviving I often wonder? And should this practice be acceptable, given that information can be passed on so widely and quickly with the internet on an indomitable rise?
When I receive a call from a telemarketer, often someone quite obviously calling from another country, I don't just get slightly inconvenienced, I feel violated. Because my contact details have been peddled off, unauthorized, to places as far as India, China and the Philippines. And though I have been told, when I called CASE some years back, that the most I can do here is to ban specific numbers, I can't help thinking that such flagrant disregard for a person's privacy and boundaries should be better controlled by the authorities.
But in the meantime, while I'm waiting on the world to change, I have a little fun with it.