I am so glad I don't own a firearm. Because, I swear, I would march right down there to South Congress/Riverside Drive and take out the entire telemarketing department.
I've taken the stupid ol' Statesman on weekends forever. Weekends only. That's all I want. If I wanted more, I'd fucking sign up for it. I'm not retarded. I can figure it out. But the fact that I'm ALREADY A DAMN SUBSCRIBER does not shield me from the terror that is their telemarketing department. Even when I lived at my previous residence and had an unlisted number, I'd still get a call from them about every 6 weeks, asking if I'd like to take advantage of a "special offer" and increase my subscription to daily...for free!!! And no matter how many times I turned them down and asked that they take my name off of their calling list, I'd still see them on my caller ID from time-to-time, and it just PISSED me off.
Flash forward. I've moved. Worse yet: I've bought a home, which means that you're suddenly enrolled on every junk mail and telemarketing list known to man. And although I've signed up for the bogus as hell "Do Not Call" list, I'm still getting--at the least--3 telemarketing calls A DAY! And the fucking Statesman is the worst offender. I have officially asked them 3 times now--THREE TIMES--since late November to take me off their stupid call list, and still they call. Friday night, I picked up the phone when I saw it was them calling and answered by saying, "Seriously, ya'll have GOT TO TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST." The poor bastard on the other end of the line counters with: "Is there any reason you don't take the paper?" And I practically jumped through the phone with my hands around his throat: "I DO TAKE THE PAPER!!! And I've asked you guys two times already to take me off your call list (two times since the move, mind you...NUMEROUS times prior to), and ya'll just keep on calling. Every day when I get home from work, there's a call from ya'll on my caller ID. It's ridiculous!!" He comes back with some mumbo jumbo about how he needs to associate my new phone number with my subscription and then the calls should stop. That was Friday night. Since then they've shown up on my caller ID Saturday AND Sunday.
I'm about to go postal ya'll...