Some time ago someone placed this ad in a Kansas newspaper:
“I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without comment for $5.00. “
Sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? But the person was serious. Did anybody call? You bet. It wasn’t long before this individual was receiving ten to twenty calls a day. The piercing pain of loneliness was so sharp that some were willing to try anything for a half hour of companionship.