Why Not?

I hurriedly dismissed a telemarketer’s call yesterday after she introduced herself calling from a phone company. I waited until she finished her introduction and told her that I was busy in the kitchen and that I was not interested with her offer. Instead of letting go, she quipped, “Why not?”

Not liking the sound of her follow-up question, I just quickly put down the phone. That left me feeling a bit irritated for the lack of respect she showed. If only we have phone number reporting then I would have avoided the call.