How do you get rid of pesky phone calls from telemarketers?
I hang up. I used to be polite, but I discovered good manners just encourages them. So now, I don’t take blocked calls and if the phone keeps ringing, I press the answer button, then hang up. I don’t give them an opening. Not telemarketers, not survey takers. Not worthy causes. Most of the causes are scams. The survey takers are just trying to collect enough personal information to use you in a salable database.
I don’t buy anything from strangers on the telephone. I have had some hard, expensive lessons and I err on the side of caution.
What are you a “natural” at doing?
Writing. Also casual portraits and “postcard” pictures. Other kinds of photography, I have to work at. A macro lens would go a long way towards making ultra-closeups come out sharper.
How often do you get a haircut?
I used to get a haircut every few months, but instead of getting trimmed, I got mangled. I got tired of hairdressers who won’t listen or don’t seem to be able to grasp the concept of “a light trim, just the ends.” Finally, I developed an actual fear of haircuts and hair dressers. After my hair started getting long, I started trimming the ends myself. Now, I’m not even doing that. It just grows.
I don’t remember the last time I got a professional cut. It was more than a year ago. I suppose I’ll eventually have to get it done, but for now, letting it grow and be healthy works for me.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
Friends. Laughter. Roller coasters. Carousels. Boats. Life!