The other night I was making a phone call at work to a party who lives in Connecticut and instead of reaching anyone I got this message:
The number you are trying to reach is not in service. Please check the number and then dial again.
And then, all of a sudden, the automated voice got cocky and said in this tone dripping with the essence of conceit:
Connecticut now has two area codes.
Well gee, Connecticut, good for you, ya pompous, bragging-for-no-reason state. You say it like you're the first state to get 2 area codes. I mean sheesh, it's not like I'm from Rhode Island or something. You don't need to talk down to me. I've never been to Connecticut and just for that, I never want to go there.