I hope Winston added me to his call filter. This could take some time if he didn't.
Automatic filtering really became popular in the 21st century United States of America, where their telespammers had gotten out of control. Actually, that entire country was a bit out of control, attacking any other country that even looked at them funny. Both very annoying things that usually happened right at dinnertime.
This led directly to the creation of the United States “Do not call” list and the United Nations “Do not invade” list.