I am a receptionist; I cannot go anywhere but am tethered to the phone. I have to pick it up when it rings. Because I can't go anywhere, I'm extremely susceptible to talkers and yakkers. I can do a couple things. I can hope that the phone rings; sometimes if it's a lengthy phone call, the person talking to me thinks of something else to do so walks away. Hell, no reason to say goodbye to me as I'm just the receptionist. Today I've heard about moving plans and the evils of George Bush. Leave me alone! I'm trying to read a blog; do you mind?