Someone in another forum asked the question "Why are Americans so rude on the telephone? I work in the telephone industry and get rude people all the time when I call them. Why can't people be nice?" This is my response:
Don't call me.
If you aren't a close friend or relative - don't call me. I don't want to talk to you.
You are wasting my time, you are possibly blocking a call from someone to whom I DO want to talk.
If there are fraudulent charges on my credit card, I'll be able to find them when I reconcile my statement - and I can call you then - and it won't cost me a DIME more than it would if you pestered me about "seemingly fraudulent" charges that just happen to be legitimate changes in my purchasing habits.
Don't call me. I don't care about your political stance. I won't vote for you or your candidate if you pester me by phone.
Don't call me. If I want to donate to your charity, I will donate. If you want me to know about your cause - snail-mail still works fine. Don't call me. Calling me will do nothing but guarantee that I will NEVER donate to your charity.
Don't call me. I don't care about your religion. I've probably already considered and rejected its theology over 20 years ago.
Don't call me. I'm on the National Do-Not Call list, and I WILL report you if you call pretending to take a survey so you can tout your product.
Don't call me. Yes, I bought a car from your dealership 10 years ago. It sucked. Total lemon. I will never purchase another vehicle from you again. Die in a fire.
Don't call me. I already know that my payment is late, you vulture. You're only contributing to my medical distress and delaying your payment more due to increased medical bills. Don't call me.
My doctors office often calls me with updates on tests, or reminders about appointments - I'm NEEDING to talk to them - I don't NEED to talk to asshats with no life who make rude obtrusive phone calls for a "job". Don't call me.
Don't call me.