Back to the telephone! Right out of High School I was a long distance operator!! DDD (direct distance dialing) was just being introduced, but it still had to go through the switchboard! Oh gosh! I loved working the switchboard! To break up a late night evening, we would sometimes answer by holding our nose so we would sound nasal!! LOL Of course, the "old" operators didn't see the humor in it!! We were young and insane!!