If Homeland Security is going to monitor one's calls, why would they advertise it?
The pay phone at the Walgreens near my home bears a label indicating that the phone is tapped. I assumed this was some kind of gag, though I didn't examine the label too closely. I can't believe the feds would stick a label on a phone, letting everyone know they were monitoring the calls.
The potential for some serious fun here is endless. If the phone were really tapped.
Imagine this: someone uses the phone to call someone else, a call that's been set up in advance. The conversation takes a decidedly raunchy tone, maybe even to the point of being X-rated. (I'd include the actual proposed text, but I doubt Blogspot would allow it to be posted.) Continue this faux conversation for at least half an hour, by which time anyone listening in should be pretty uncomfortable...or maybe not, now that I think about it....
At the end of the conversation, sign off and add, "Hey, boys--did you get all of that?"
Sorry...the temptation was just too great.