We have a landline and I disabled all ringers except the phone in my room. Anyone who hides their name or number gets talk and cancel on first ring. We’ve had problems with stalkers and trolls before. They say noth-
ing and I hear tv in the background or they blast music. This is in addition to the multiple scammers and tele-marketers daily. But for a week now I’m the one they can’t get past if I can’t see who it is. If it’s kaiser perma-
nente of course I answer but anyone else gets their time wasted. I can just let it ring, talk cancel or talk mute. My parents don’t get bothered and I can quickly deal with the stress of someone ringing the phone by trolling
them. We all have mobile phones anyway and the landline just exists. But is this dealing with it or giving in to fear? 99% of the time the caller is hiding themself but I recognize it’s a troll because I see the same number.
edit: it was perfectly justified in the preview