Friday Funny: Interesting Telephone Interview

I found this funny piece in the newspaper. Try to guess what year this article was posted:

A FEMALE STAFFER here had an interesting telephone conversation the other day. She was manning the telephones when a pleasant-sounding gentleman asked her in serious tones if he could ask her a question. Then he proceeds to inquire that if this were the year 2000 and video-telephones were in vogue, would she be offended that he was calling in the altogether? ‘Twas a somewhat different call from someone asking what happened at last night’s City Council meeting.

When I came across this newspaper piece, I remembered watching the Jetsons. I remembered how Jane Jetson would sometimes put her ‘good look’ mask when she had had a bad day or just woken up. That’s how she always looked good on screen.

It wouldn’t be too far to imagine how people could ‘hide’ with video phones in 2017. But my question wasn’t to think, are we living in the future of the caller’s query? I was curious who was envisioning our day and asking the snickering quip?

The year was 1980, and the paper was the Merced Sun-Star from Merced, California. A location over 250 miles north of Hollywood!

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

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