Dodging Salesmen.

I really went and did it this time.

Greg and I long ago decided we needed life insurance but we just never got around to it.  This week I finally got in gear and did some research.  I made a big mistake by going online to, because I gave them my real phone number.

First mistake:  I gave them our phone number.  Normally I transpose numbers when asked for my phone number on websites because I hate-hate-HATE getting calls from telemarketers, but I figured we were serious this time about getting quotes.  My apologies if someone local has '0845' as the last 4 digits of their phone number.

Second mistake:  I failed to read the privacy policy, which gives permission for to distribute my number to everyone in the developed world.  Yesterday I received 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, FIVE calls from insurance agents trying to hawk insurance to me.  I finally gave one guy the time of day only to have him second-guess the amounts we requested, as though they weren't enough.  Greg and I thoroughly considered our options and we know what we want, and to have some hack take a condescending tone with me as though I just rolled into town in a truckload of produce really chaps my hide.  They don't take no for an answer, they keep calling, and they argue with me.  Does this actually work for them, or are these just signs of desperation?

I swear, the phone is ringing RIGHT NOW as I type this.  So make that 6 calls.  And so today's round begins.

I feel as though I've invited a plague of locusts into my home.

Next time, I'm reading the damn privacy policy.