my landline is there for broadband and annoying telesales calls which is why i rarely answer it.
Invariably calls usually start with
THEM:hello, Mrs Fee .. thankyou for coming to the phone.
ME: it's my bloody phone, why wouldn't i answer it??
THEM: i hope you're having a good day?
ME: why? are you going to try to sell me something?
THEM: blah, blah, excuses, lies....
ME: just hold on one second please
then i leave the phone and go to run a bath/make the dinner/clean up cat sick etc
i HATE cold callers
Quite right - they make my cat sick too.