This isn't a funny post. I just wanted to remind everyone that the Golden Rule applies on the phone as well as any other situation. We recently got a new phone service and since our name sometimes doesn't show up on caller ID lots of people we thought were nice have been rude on the phone with us.
If you choose to answer an unidentified call remember, growling
"WHO IS THIS?" is not good manners, shame on you!
1)It might be a neighbor on a cell phone (me) and they won't be impressed.
2)If it is a computerized dialer, you will have plenty of time to hang up before a real person comes on the line without being rude.
3)If it is a real person, you should always be nice, say "no thankyou!" with a smile, they can hear it in your voice. If they press on, you may hang up, you tried!