From the Aug. 17th Chicago Tribune "Shoe" comic strip.
Panel 1: A table top phone, complete with cord, is ringing.
Panel 2: The Professor (probably in his 40s) is standing by the phone, looking at his nephew Skyler (about 9 and says, "Why don't you answer it?"
Skyler says, "Me?"
Panel 3: Skyler, looking at the Professor, "Nobody I know would ever call me on a land line."
I feel for you, 'Fessa.
Long Distance, What's That? --RoadDog
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