First time I got one of these calls I said "I don't have Microsoft" and hung up immediately. They called back shortly. This time I said "I don't have Microsoft don't ever call me again." Both calls began with "This is Microsoft Support calling ..."
Didn't hear from them again for several months.
When that day arrived I had been having a horrible time with something (forget what) and I was pretty wound up when my phone rang "Hello this is Microsoft ..." I hit the ceiling in 50 ms. Veins popped out of my neck.
I DON'T HAVE FUCKING MICROSOFT! GET OUT OF MY FUCKING LIFE! DON'T EVER FUCKING CALL ME AGAIN!
This (verbatim) at a rail gun rage acceleration that by the second syllable would give anger boy a good run for his money at 1m20 in Nicolas Cage Losing His Shit. I laced every word of that with contempt, vitriol, spittle and neck lunging malice. Then I dropped the call. I don't actually call people names if I can avoid it, but I'm not shy about dropping the F-bomb in any other capacity when the situation merits.
30 seconds later the phone rings. What the hell. I answer. "Hello are you the Joe 'fucking' Smith?" Same Indian accent, but this time even more sing-song, and a bit tart.
Really? You called back to jaw at me adding a profanity to my name? Do you think you're going to prey on my guilt or push my buttons? Fat chance. I repeated myself at a similar volume, now merely caustic in tone and then I hung up again. No further calls for several weeks now.
I could tell that even a person hardened to the shit-bag lifestyle was not amused to get ambushed by by Spinal Tap amplitude Cage rage before he could even complete his opening phrase. Couldn't have have quite hit that note cold turkey if I hadn't had the happy misfortune to have already been a slithering Champagne cork away from losing it. And to have been home alone. I'm not normally an angry guy.
It didn't even feel that good. It merely felt adequate and long overdue. That's what got under his skin. It's what he deserves from every person he calls and deep down he knows it.