...Don't ask me how I'm doing.
Me: "Good afternoon. [Insert name of company]."
Them: "Hello there, ma'am! How are you doing on this fine day?"
Me: (Oh great, a sales call.)
No one cares how the receptionist is doing today. Why not just start out like all the clients do and ask for the person you want to talk to? No, I won't let you talk to them, but I will send you to their voicemail.
So, how you doing today?