This American Life #622 - Who You Gonna Call?
Bob Fass Wait a minute, wait a minute. Before you say goodbye, give us like -- it takes about 20 minutes to trace a call, and you haven't been on the phone with us for three minutes yet.
Suicidal Caller You telling me the truth?
Bob Fass I'm telling you the truth. It takes about 20 minutes to trace a call. I know, because we tried to --
Suicidal Caller Why does it take so long?
Bob Fass Because the telephone company is more messed up than your life is, and they're not about to commit suicide.