Personal ponderings from a natural night-owl!

Do Not Call

CNN reported last week that the first people who registered their phone numbers on the national “Do Not Call” list will need to re-register in the summer of 2006 to keep their names off the list. This is due to a five-year expiration on requests established when the program started.

There is a legislative effort to make registration permanent and re-registration unnecessary, but until those efforts wind their way through the system, you might want to go to www.donotcall.gov to verify the status of your phone number. It literally takes 30 seconds to enter a phone number and an email, and maybe another minute or two for the information to get to you via email.

The creation of this list did wonders to significantly reduce the number of solicitation calls we received. Now if the government could only create similarly effective “Do Not Mail” and “Do Not Email” lists…

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