What's the proper response when a retail outlet (cough CABELA'S cough!) asks for your phone number before every transaction, cash, credit, or even things--like ammo--that are non-returnable? Why do they need it? Why should I give it to them?
My response is to make one up off the top of my head, but I was thinking something like memorizing their manager's number, or maybe the number of the city police. Or maybe you could look up from your texting and say "I don't have a phone" totally serious and look back down.