How do you handle phone calls from telemarketers?
If they are from an Indian call center, I like to chat them up. As soon as I tell them my name, I get exclamations of surprise and pleasure. Then we talk about the weather in Bombay and Delhi, the political situation, their job, my job, my plans to move back to India, their significant other..
Okay. I just pretend to be a guest in my own household. That tends to work well.