They do things differently there.
ASM826 has been posting about the Lost America. He posts about lost factories, but there's so much more..For example, they have operators that connect your call, rather than direct dial:
Of course, that calls to mind obsolete humor: "We're the Telephone company. We don't have to care." But they sure do know security:
And a note to anyone who is 40 years old or younger: yes, this was a thing. It was a thing so thingy that it became one of the classic songs of the 1970s:
... with my best old ex-friend Ray ...
... Thank you for your time. You've been so much more than kind. You can keep the dime ...
They were Giants in those days.