Was the message pleasing?
(please hang up and try your call again)
[Ground Control to Operator]
(if you'd like to make a call, please hang up)
[Take your pills and put your headset on]
I opt for the latter.
(it's not for you to say.
the conversation is over.
the connection is broken.
please hang up.
[Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five…]
Who initiated the call?
(I did. I connected you. It was never your call anyway)
[And may God’s love be with you]
The person on the other end or I?
(you both needed me)
[You’ve really made the grade]
Does it matter?
In the broader scheme of things?
(of course it matters. I made the connection, you merely participated.)
[And there’s nothing I can do.]
Yes. It was you.
(of course it was me. it's always been me.)
[Can you hear me, Operator?]
(would you like to make a call?)
With special thanks to David Bowie, Space Oddity