San Francisco Yellow Pages, 1986: In the Yellow Pages that year you’d find listed “Third Ear Telepathic Answering Service” at 221-3333. If you called it you might hear this —
“Hello and thank you for calling Third Ear Telepathic Answering Service, your personal telepathic message center, it’ll tweak your head!
“I am your Host and Operator Ruru the Guru, speaking to you direct from the Himalaya Hideaway.
“You know the other day I was delivering a telepathic message to a Muni bus driver on the 22 Fillmore. It was from his girlfriend, and she said …
“Bill, honey, can we still be friends?
“I tell you, that bus about flattened a corvair, a monza, and two old ladies walking dogs. Big tears begin to run down the driver’s nose into the control panel and the destination sign began to spin around. You couldn’t tell where that bus was going to go!
“The driver heaved a big sigh and said,
“Ruru, do you do personals?
“Well sure we do, Bill! So here goes:
“Handsome transportation worker, 5’10”, 225#, seeks fare, lady. Ask for Bill, 22 Fillmore.
“There, now! Ain’t love grand?”