Celebrating the Alexander Graham Bell's birthday (3 March 1847 – 2 August 1922), we dedicate the following jokes in his memory :
Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone,
"Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir."
Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?"
"Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here to hook up your telephone."
One night, Jim and Betty were fast asleep when all of a sudden the phone rings. Jim wakens and goes to answer it. "How the heck should I know, that's a thousand miles away!!" he shouts out loud into the phone and then slams down the receiver.
"Who was that?" asks Betty.
"I have no idea, Lena, " answers Jim... "Somebody wanted to know if the coast is clear."
A woman was getting swamped with calls from strangers. The reason? A billing service had launched an 800 number that was identical to hers. When she called to complain, she was told to get a new number.
"I've had mine for twenty years," she pleaded. "Couldn't you change yours?"
The company refused, so she said, "Fine. From now on, I'm going to tell everyone who calls that their bill is paid in full."
The company got a new number the next day.
Alexander Graham Bell thank you for your invention. If only you could live to see the dialup networks and the internet, the wifi, the satellites... you started the flame... may your soul rest in peace.
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