The phone just jangled. I was listening to Sibelius Symphony #6 and confess I was surprised and a little annoyed.
I looked at the caller ID thing. It read “603-000-0000”. Honest. I held it and wondered whether I should put it back on the hook or answer. Letting my annoyance get the better of me I answered:
“Hi,” the bright young female voice said. “Is this Peter,” she inquired.
“It is,” I growled.
There was no pause at all. I briefly wondered what it took. “I wonder if you have a few moments to answer some questions about the upcoming election.”
“I do not intend to vote in any more elections,” I answered. “I intend to renounce my citizenship and leave the country withing the week.”
“Well, thank you for your answers,” she replied, and the call ended.
That is all it takes.
I share this information with you in the hope that you may find relief.