A few of the things we did to amuse ourselves.
One was to call a candy store and ask them if they had "Prince
Albert" in a can. If the answer was yes we said, "Why
don't you let him out?"
Another was to call people and ask if the street light in front
of their house was lit. If the answer was yes we asked them to blow
We had the callback number used by the technicians for the New
Jersey Bell System they used to check if your phone was working.
You deposited a nickel and dialed that number, shortly the phone
rings and an innocent person answers it, all he hears is dial tone.
After many and many hellos and who's there he finally slams down
the receiver in disgust. You must be quick when he hangs up to retrieve
We had several other tricks, but they have been lost in the mists