The genteel image on the left has nothing whatever to do with my current state of mind, temper, attitude.
I am being bombarded with calls from a company which calls itself UK Today.
The opening gambit goes "Hello, is this Mrs Barn ez?" When I growl Barnes, they say, "How are you today"? I reply "what do you want, what are you selling?" and "Who are you?"
Reply "We just would like to ask you a few questions it will only take a few minutes"
When I repeat "who are you"? they reply I am calling from UK Today." When I ask who is UK Today, where are you based"" they hang up.
This has been going on for several days, always at the same time - around 2.30pm and then again at around 6.00 pm.
A few weeks ago I passed on some advice to a blogger who was complaining of a similar caller, this was, to answer politely then when they begin their spiel simply put down the phone on a flat surface and walk away.
So far, I haven't taken my own advice, but tomorrow I will.
And yes, before anyone asks, I have signed up to the preference service - it doesn't work!