(To Allan C.)
Very interesting story and it triggered a memory of something I'd not thought of in years.
When I was attending university, some 25 + years ago, I once called 411 information to get a number, and like yourself, I was feeling playful at the time, and starting chatting up the operator who seemed equally playful with me.
One thing led to another and I mustered up the nerve to ask her out for a date, and to my surprise she accepted, and to my additional surprise she actually showed up at the designated meeting place, and, she was drop-dead gorgeous! We dated for about 6 months (after which, it had basically run its course) but I sure learned alot about "operator assistance" during this time period.
Thanks for evoking this memory for me Allan!