(updated 30 Sep 03)  

Top Ten Obscure Rules Governing the "Do Not Call" List

10. "Bad calls" defined so loosely that they forbid phone use by Major League umpires. (nalick@usc.edu)

9. It is unlawful to call someone who does not own a phone. (grumpchong@aol.com; amazingpfil@yahoo.com)

8. In order to qualify a subentry onto the recall list one must first pre-opt out prior to and not sooner than the required time window as allowed according to but not in allegiance with any allotted structured predisposed construct on months ending in the letter "Y". (fbmarz@earthlink.net)

7. Does not apply to actual call girls. (Georges101@aol.com)

6. Slip $50 under the FTC chairman's door to get a number on the mother-in-law blocking list. (hmo@colegrovia.com)

5. It's acceptable to call you just as long as they ask, "Mother, may I?". (Cantw82paint@Aol.com)

4. When overturned, numbers already put on the list will be sold to the highest bidder to generate revenue for the state. (Mistahtom@aol.com)

3. Telemarketers may now call only between the hours of midnight and 3 am so as not to interrupt the family dinner. (kamasushi@aol.com)

2. Solicitors are still allowed drop by your house and shout at you through the window during dinner time. (rsherman@netplexgroup.com)

Talk about your legal loophole...

1. Only legal if your last name is List. (tireddebb@aol.com)