First off, I should preface this by saying yes, I do have my business phone number publicly posted on my websites so I understand this is partially my own fault, but I still don't like the manner in which this particular scenario went down! Yesterday, someone left me a message on my phone stating that they had some questions for me about my work from home business and requested that I call them back. Here I am thinking, great! Someone out there that has read my guide, my blog, or something else out there on the web that I have written about my opportunity and they just have a few quick questions I can answer! Anyway... I pick up the phone, dial the number and what do I get? A recorded message trying to sell me leads! I'm sorry, but I am of the belief that if you call someone with an intent to introduce them to something, you state your purpose up front... If you are selling leads, make a good case for why they should consider your leads in your message. Maybe I am just too honest a person, but I feel claiming that the reason you are calling is because you have interest in their business is just plain rude! Additionally, directing me to a recording??? Come on! If you want to be taken seriously is that really the way to go?? What happened to the "personal approach"? If you contacted ME claiming you had interest in MY business but had the intent to sell YOUR product, shouldn't I at least get the courtesy of talking to an actual person?? Granted, I might not have been so nice considering you trapped me into calling you by appealing to me through my business, but I still think it's a courtesy I deserve... Do tactics like this bug anyone else??