The phone rings and the phone number that shows up in the caller ID is familiar to me. I will answer this one because I KNOW who is calling and I want to talk - to him!
Too often these days our phones ring and the number is “unavailable” or “unknown” or it comes from a zip code that is local but no name is associated with it. Too often the caller id is some political entity or an organization that wants your attention, or you may have contributed to in the past but you’re not in a position to repeat the donation this year. We hear regularly that scammers are “reaching out” via phone and internet and we’re cautioned to not engage, no matter what. Robocalls bombard us throughout the day in spite of the government’s efforts to thwart them. Noise, noise, noise!