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, the round-the-clock telepathic answering service!
“I am your Host and Operator Ruru the Guru, speaking to you direct from the Himalaya Hideaway.
“Hold it! Hold the phone! I’m getting a telepathic message at this very minute!
“Uh … Uh … it was for me.
“The question was- Ruru, are you the only one that works at Third Ear?
“Well, yes. Yes, I am.
“But you got to realize, the Himalaya Hideaway here exists primarily in the Astral Plane, where as you all know, time flows funny.
“The result is that we can serve you round the clock with telepathic answering service, using no additional staff!
“And you know what? No time, no overtime!
“No overtime, no benefits!
“So who benefits?