...according to Cat's family.
I know, there is the national no-call list, but once in a while a few unscrupulous telemarketers do slip through...so here are a few tips from my family:
Strategy #1, pretend to be your kids' sibling. Telemarketers usually call for my dad, as he is the head of the household, so if he happens to pick up the phone and the telemarketer asks to speak to him, my dad would answer: sorry, my dad is not home.
Cat's sister's strategy: since my sister is visiting this week, she replied that she was the housekeeper and the owner of the house isn't home.
I guess, when it comes to my turn, I will probably say: I am the family dog and my owners aren't home! Roof roof bye!