Dave Barry wrote a column listing (in the Miami Herald) the numbers of the American Teleservices Associations phone numbers, with the label "Tell them what you think."
Well, thousands of people took his advice and forced the ATA to simply have a recording, instead of answering the phones. They are angry at Barry's "malicious intent," but Barry simply stated (fittingly):
"I feel just terrible, especially if they were eating or anything," he said. "They have phones like the rest of us have phones. Their attitude seems to be if you have a phone, people are allowed to call you."
Sweet, sweet justice...