I used to get ALL the scam calls. Constantly. Every day. All hours. I’m on the stupid “do not call” registries and lists and/or whatever they are. They don’t work. At least not for me. So I had to do something. What I did is find an app for my cell phone (my main line) that’ll allow me to send all callers not on my contacts list directly to voice mail. Here’s the message they hear…
If it’s actually important to get through to me – you’ll simply leave me a voice mail and I’ll call you back – and add you to my contacts list. Now, next time you call, my phone will ring. Scammers have never left me a voice mail because they know I’m not going to call them back. And if they DO leave me a voice mail, I’ll just block their ability to leave me further voice mails. Easily.
So this has completely, 100% stopped the scam calls in their tracks. My phone never rings unless it’s from somebody I want or need to hear from. And I know they occasionally still try (probably a first timer) because when I’m logged into Google Voice on my computer, my computer “rings” – because I don’t have that block feature on my computer. Two things about that: (read more)
My pets are unique. They’re unique because I’m always home – which means they get to see “me” all the time. They’ve learned a lot from a human being. My cats eat like me. I’ll get to that in a moment.
I have this one cat – a Blue Russian – she’s an eating MACHINE. I’m pretty sure this is just in her nature – but watching me eat over the years probably hasn’t helped. In any event – I need to feed my cats manually throughout the day – as opposed to what you’d normally do: fill a bowl with food for each one every morning.
I could have five cats all with a bowl full of food in the morning – and they’d ALL be empty after their first meal because the Blue Russian would eat everything the other cats didn’t finish. So that’s that. I feed my cats 4-5 times per day – depending on how many hours I’m awake.
You’re on your way to the local frozen yogurt shop in your GMC Yukon Denali when suddenly your cell phone beeps! It’s your boyfriend and his wife is going out of town tonight. All bets are off and whatever you were doing two moments ago is ancient history. You run to the liquor store and buy as much alcohol as you can afford so you can potentially convince him to leave his wife.
While at the liquor store you get another text message. Your best friend just sent you a shirtless picture of (insert your favorite guy here). You pass out and wake up several hours later. You run back to your SUV, speed home, park in your driveway, stumble out of the Denali in excitement and dash inside your home. But something is missing. Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where’s your kid?