Why, telemarketers? Why? Do you think that robo-calls are an effective marketing technique? Do you not realize that as soon as I hear the words "this is an important message", I will immediately mutter "not important enough for me to listen to" as I'm hanging up the phone? And for those of you whose auto-dial systems are slow on the uptake? I'm hanging up before the recording even starts. I say "hello?" and you have ONE SECOND to respond. So, really? Why bother? I'm not listening to the recording. I'm not holding on for a representative. And if you get my answering machine, I'm erasing the message the moment is starts to play, so I won't even know what company you're calling from.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a number of emails to attend to. Very important overseas business. Surely, a correspondent whose message begins with the words "Dearest in Christ" cannot be anything but sincere.