The scene: Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory.
An exciting new discovery is about to take place. In the next room sits Bell's assistant, a man named Watson, hard at work on Bell's new invention to transmit sound over wires.
As Mr. Watson toiled away in the room with the receiver, it suddenly rings -- it must be Bell!
He picks it up and hears:
"Good evening, sir. Are you paying too much for your long distance service?"