I swear, I feel like I'm bombarded at times, with cold calls asking me about home repairs, buying/supporting something, other weird correspondences. I try and be cordial, because I know that the person on the other end is just doing a job, and that's just the way I am. At the same time though, I personally consider phone and even door-to-door marketing, a form of harassment. I just want them to stop calling. You know how they often start too: "Is the homeowner or ____ available?" Me: "Yes, that's me." "Hi how are you?" Me: "I'm fine" "Good. I'm from blah blah blah blah blah" And they go on for a minute, making you listen to their shpeel, trying to hook you into a conversation. I hate to interrupt them ("hold on man. Before you even get started, I'm not interested in whatever you are peddling.") Because it is rude to do on my part, and it makes me feel bad after, as it is against my nature. At the same time, I have no intention of buying anything. I want to know a good way to stop these people from bothering me. Again IMO, I don't think this is just a form of business. On a certain level, I consider it harassment and I'm starting to really get ****** off when they do call (cause they call all the time).