Eight scam phone calls yesterday. Time to dump the landline, it seems. No-one uses it these days. No-one with friendly intentions, anyway.
Meanwhile, I have set myself a challenge: if I have the time, and inclination, I consider it a victory when the scammer hangs up on me.
Scammer: Hello, madam. I am Chris and I am calling from the NBN. Your connection is about to be closed—
Me: Chris? Come on. What’s your real name?
Scammer: Yes, madam, my real name is Chris—
Me: Well, I’m going to call you Ranjit.
Scammer: No, madam, my name is—
Me: Okay, would you prefer Rahul?
Beep, beep, beep …