I just realized that I NEVER call the Operator anymore…

PFC Isabella Hardacre, Chicago, Illinois, a WA...
PFC Isabella Hardacre, Chicago, Illinois, a WAC telephone operator in U. S. headquarters at the Potsdam Conference in… – NARA – 199006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Do you ever have one of those days when you realize that something you used to use all the time, you completely forgot about?

I can think of a couple of things that were a major part of my life that are simply forgotten. The paper dictionary AND The Operator! Google is killing everything! lol.

When was the last time I dialed ‘0’? I can’t even recall!  It has probably been 10 years since I’ve even thought to dial ‘0’. So, today I did it!

I dialed The Operator. I was a bit nervous, like I was doing something bad. The phone rang on the other end. I was fully expecting a computer voice to answer and guide me through the dozens of options available, but to my surprise a real person answered!


I asked her what services The Operator provided? She said, “assistance with dialing”, like I was a dolt.

Now I know why I haven’t needed to dial The Operator. My years of dialing experience…I don’t need help anymore. The same can’t be said for my spelling…