My wife received a phone call the other day from a phone solicitor with an obvious Indian accent.
"Is Mrs. R there?", the caller asked.
"I'm sorry, she passed away yesterday.", my wife responded.
"Well, is Mr. R available?"
"What? You want to disturb a man who is grieving for his wife??!!"
(sound of hanging up)
I got one the other day from someone who wasn't trying to sell me something but wanted to confirm my location and salary as an obvious pre-qualification ploy.
"Do you still live in Louisiana?"
"You called me. Didn't you look at the area code?"
"Do you have a present worth of x dollars or an annual salary of y dollars?"
"Isn't it great that in this wonderful country a person can rise to....." (hang up)
And then there was the call from a political pollster who "only wanted to ask me a couple of questions". He then started into a long list of background questions about voter status, age, race, etc. So I stopped him and said, "Why don't you just ask your questions and stop wasting my time?" I guess he had a thin skin because he hung up.