Then, I hear yet another voice, apparently female but obviously automatically generated, inform me that "there are ... three ... callers in line ahead of you."
At which point I hung up the phone. Obviously I wasn't that important.
I just looked up the Business Advisory Council on the Web; apparently I'd have to cough up at least $300 to join. The last item on their News page is dated June 28. And the President's Dinner was back on July 21.
Hmmmm, maybe they're just getting things going again. Which might explain why they called me - after all, I am a small-business owner (and one of these days, I'll actually have the time to put up a website for my consulting business).
On the other hand, I'm a liberal who is very displeased with both the current Republican Congress and the current Republican administration. Funny, I never got the chance to mention that before they ticked me off by putting me on hold ...