(First off, Firefox doesn't seem to spell-check the subject line. Odd.)
For the last several days, I've been getting 'Out of area' calls originating from Virginia. I've actually been answering them, and they have consistently been for my husband, who has invariably been out (usually at work). When I ask who's calling, it's the National Rifle Association. Notable points: We don't own a gun or rifle, and have not ever been members of the NRA - no real problem with them (other than their knee-jerk reactions to sensible control) but no reason for them to be calling us either.
So each time, I've politely thanked them and said that we are not members, and they've said thank you and hung up. No problem, no solicitations, no screaming.
Moments ago, the phone rang, 'Out of area', and a Virginia area call. I pick up the phone, and say 'Hello, J---'s not home, and we don't belong to the NRA.' Again, politely, if possibly sounding a bit rehearsed. (It wasn't.)
Dead. Silence. And then a click.