No, I answer because I don't know the number, and I have two sons a couple hundred miles away at college. Just in case. I wouldn't want to be call-screening if there was an emergency.
Tuesday, somebody called to offer me a payment plan for my student loans. Well, I'll be ding-dang-donged! Ain't they just the nicest folks! Wanting to help me lower my debt, and they don't even know me. Out of the goodness of their hearts, I assume. It takes a village and several foreign countries to help Mrs. Hillbilly Mom pay her bills, I guess.
Wednesday, an actual person called to offer the #1 Son help on paying down HIS student loans.
"He's not here. What? He has NEVER HAD A STUDENT LOAN, SO YOU CAN CALL SOMEBODY ELSE AND WASTE THEIR TIME!"
I know. It's counter-productive, really. Since now they know it's a working phone number. But I HAD to answer. And it felt pretty good to give them that little bit of information.