How well my family can relate to Bob Brigham's complaint about unwanted phone solicitations at dinner time (Letters, Jan. 24). Often we've said no to good causes only because we were annoyed by the interruption. But we found the perfect solution to stop such activity: Changing to an unlisted phone number. Now dinner hours are peaceful in our home.
An unlisted number resulted in unforeseen additional benefits, too. Unexpected out-of-town company is a thing of the past, and our son got rid of many old girlfriends!