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July 18, 2005


This came from rec.humor.funny in 1992. (When's the last time you saw a pay phone?) But it's still pretty funny.

AT&T phone operators know everything - they really do. This really happened to me in Salt Lake City, Utah. This being my first trip to the States, I was a bit unfamiliar with the workings of the phone system.

So I see a payphone, put in a quarter and dial the number. Let's say: 44-41-552-8467 - an overseas phone call to the UK. I get the AT&T operator.

"You're calling overseas?"

"Yes, that's right." (OK, so they have digital exchanges here, too.)

"You know you have to put some money in?" (How did she know it was a pay-phone ?)

So I put in another two quarters. Heck, I don't know how much it costs.

"Oh," she says, "You're from Scotland!"

"Erm... Yes, but how did you know?"

"Well, you put in 75 cents and you need about 5 dollars to make that call."

Made my day. I had a smile on my face all the way to San Francisco.

Posted by joke du jour at July 18, 2005 06:57 PM

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