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Collect Call!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 1, 2022 at 15:02

Year 2000:

Phone rings and you answer: Hello

Operator: Collect call would you accept it?

Year 2022:

Dad asking a teenager busy texting: Hey Suzy what is a "collect call"?

Suzy: Huh??? Dads are clueless. Let me check Urban Dictionary for you!

Submitting....

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Thank you for this excellent addition.

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