Which resulted in the following conversation -
Me (Answering phone): Salve!
Machine: Please hold for this important message from Discover Card.
Telemarketer: Uh, what?
Telemarketer: Is Mr or Mrs ______ in?
Me: Non dico Britanicum.
Telemarketer: Ok. Um, thanks.
Now, this tells us the primary problem with telemarketers. It's not the unsolicited sales calls. It's the simple fact that none of them speak Latin!