As if it weren't bad enoughI just got one of those automated calls...You know, the kind with a recorded sales or political pitch? I usually hang up if there is dead air space, but lately my lovely niece calls me, and it sometimes takes her a moment to collect her thoughts, so I've been less liable to slam the receiver down.
Dorcasina: "Hello?" (pause, pause). "HelLO?" (pause)
Recorded voice: "I'm sorry. Goodbye."
I've either received a sympathy call from Heaven, or, I suspect, been hung up on by an automated caller.
Can things get any worse?