I've opted into several lists recently that requested a phone number, and I gave it to them. I figure that's the price of admission, and if they want to pitch me in exchange for what I'm receiving, so be it. I'm not going to give a fake number or anything, fair's fair.
But I've gotten three phone calls in a row from these IM'ers, and unfailingly, the person making the call has been incredibly rude. I'm not talking about curt or pushy, I'm talking about downright disrespectful and abusive.
I know that these guys aren't working in a large call center where their calls are being monitored for professionalism or anything, but c'mon. I don't deserve to be beaten up just because I'm not interested in what they're promoting.
Anyone else getting these calls? If you are, what are your thoughts? Price of admission or get rid of them?