Is it wrong of me to hang up on someone calling out of the blue to offer me "the deal of the year" on pens, magnets and stickers featuring my logo? Does my business need pens, magnets and stickers? Is niche perfumery about that kind of stuff? Does L'Artisan offer pens and magnets and stickers featuring their logo? I don't know.
I despise rudeness in people, but I despise unsolicited phone calls even more. Especially early in the morning when I'm in the midst of formulating or writing. One out of every ten phone calls I receive are actually about something -- my son's school calling, or a friend, my mom. The rest are confidence people and folks trying to sell me something my business can't survive without -- like a refrigerator magnet featuring my lovely new logo.