No Dialtone Means the End of Civilization!
from the don't-pick-up-that-phone dept
This one is definitely amusing. The major phone companies are warning customers not to pick up their phone to check for a dialtone just after midnight on New Year’s. They’re afraid that a large number of people doing that will cause problems, making no dialtone available, making people think that the phone companies weren’t ready for Y2K and all havoc will break loose and riots will start and civilization will end and all that sort of stuff. Should be a fun time.