Irony or just plain Twilight Zone?

Got a telemarketer call tonight. It was U.S. West offering me, among other things, a new program to block my number from telemarketers. Is it just me or is this the height of irony?

The moon looks on many flowers, the flowers on but one moon.

Probably blocks all telemarketers BUT ones working for US West. . .

– Sylence

“The problem with reality is the lack of background music.” – Anon

I’m with you, Byz. Ameritech in my area has also been offering telemarketer protection. My first thought was, “Hmmm - I pay you to protect me from nuisances that you helped create? Isn’t that called extortion?”

I don’t know, maybe they offer the service for free. I have my own way of dealing with nuisance calls that works quite nicely - I don’t think I’ll rely on the phone co. to protect me.