And thus if the male voice that shook me
portends that by day, as by night.
The men will take over the switchboards,
though somehow this doesn't seem right,
I must praise the girls for their patience
not always the female long suit...
and thank them for rarely henpecking
This shy, tongue-tied caller to boot
normal service was resumed. No Charge.
Although not conservative minded
I've found it a bit of a shock
To learn that the Rushden phone user
the same as Kettering and Hock
will now work the dialling system
a series of digital twirls
instead of requesting the numbers
from bevies of golden voiced girls.
It almost made phoning a pleasure
to picture a dainty young blonde
respond to the lifted receiver
and plug in her magical wand,
or hear a brunettes vocal zephyr
calm down in a trice, the outraged
or a red head’s bright accent proclaiming
'so sorry your number’s engaged'
Hence forth in sad contradiction
I'll twiddle wrong numbers with ire
and bring to white the contraption
of dials and flex and of wire.
A souless efficient contraption
No glamour,no feminine style
to give one a feeling of contact.
Dear caller you just have to dial.