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 world’s only international telepathic answering service, translations at no extra charge!
“I am your Host and Operator Ruru the Guru, speaking to you direct from the Himalaya Hideaway.
“You know, several people have telathed in recently, asking can we deliver telepathic messages in Spanish.
“Well, sure we can!
“Since it’s a telepathic answering service you just think the message — any old language you like! — and we’ll deliver it anywhere in the world!
“Now here’s a little test. Just watch this …
“Here’s a message for you from a foreign country:
“(they said) Just called to say hello.”
“That message was left for you in Spanish. Now I ask you, what could be simpler than that?”