It just requires a little patience. The call I got this morning, started with the menu: "This is Rip-off Realty. If you don't want to take advantage of our amazing offer, press 1. If you want to speak to a representative, press 2." Did I EVER want to speak to some hapless representative! When he came on the phone, he started talking about putting a sign in my front yard. I said, "Never mind all that. I just wanted to tell you that I am on the "No Call List." And, instead of saying something like, "OK, I'll take your name off our calling list. Sorry to have bothered you," he went on bothering me further by arguing with me. Let the games begin!
He gave me some ridiculous story about calling me because I or someone in my household requested information from them about letting them to put a sign in my yard. I told him his information was incorrect.
(Unless one of the voices in my head had broken free and gone rogue on my phone, I thought, but didn't say.)
Then, he got belligerent. "Someone in your household requested information!" Again, I said "My "household" is an apartment, so you're still wrong. Why don't you just stop arguing with me and take my name off your calling list?" It was clear he wasn't through arguing, so I hung up on him.
I don't mind telling you I was pumped for the rest of the morning. I went around thumbing my nose like the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz, punching the air with my fists and saying, "Bring em' on. I'm all warmed up, now." But, so far, the rest of the day has been uneventful on the old phone front.
I just hope that was the bunch who kept calling and clicking and hanging up. If not, I'll have to figure out some other way to connect with a real person I can complain to on that one.