A lady in San Francisco was entertaining a friend when the telephone rang. She answered it, giggled shrilly, said, “Sure is!” and hung up. A moment later the phone rang again. And again she answered it, laughed even louder, and exclaimed, “Sure is!” and hung up.
The friend was puzzled. “What’s going on there?” she asked.
“Strangest thing,” explained the lady. “Some fool person on that phone called up just to say ‘Long distance from New York.’ So I said, ‘Sure is!’ and hung up!”