a telemarketer calls me 'stupid' for not wanting to switch my long
distance service. even though i know he was probably a convicted rapist, performing
phone sales through some sort of work release program, and was likely dealing with a
lot of hostility, i still think about what he said from time to time. later,
i finish a new york times crossword puzzle from the wednesday edition, and
consider sending it to him with a little handwritten note attached: 'in your face!'