Let’s take the title first. Are there such things as telephone operators nowadays? Can you dial “0” and get a phone number or assistance with a call? Who knows? And when’s the last time you’ve done it?
And I’m sure there are phone booths…somewhere…
And those lines,
Thank you for your time, ah, you’ve been so much more than kind
And you can keep the dime
Who remembers when a phone call was a dime?
What other references in old rock ‘n roll songs would baffle millennials?
(Bonus points for someone who can tell me what things like these are called. Neither my memory nor Google is helping.)