Thinking it might be the person I’d just spoken to, I made the mistake of answering the phone. No Caller ID here and while the supposed National Do Not Call list initially worked for awhile, it stopped being helpful years ago when the phone peddlers realized there’d be no repercussions.
I was about to hang up when I thought I heard something.
Girl: You are so hard to reach!! And I have short arms!
Me: [ ] Not recognizing the voice and thinking who the hell this is saying stupid things in such an overly familiar way.
Girl: This is Anna with the Children’s Fund…
Then I reached through the phone and cracked Anna across the head. That felt good so I beat her with the receiver. She stopped making bad jokes and trying to trick me into thinking I knew her.