Postscript to my last piece.
A reliable source just informed me that if you call pretty much any government office nowadays, they know your name, number and location before they answer. Say something you shouldn’t, thinking you have anonimity, and you can expect the police around before you’ve hung up.
Wow, I was more naive than I thought. Guess that blows my plan to call Rick Perry’s office (Texas Governor) and when they answer, shout ‘cock’ and slam down the receiver. Although it wouldn’t be quite that dramatic as I have a cordless phone. It’d be more a case of shouting ‘cock’ and then quickly pressing the off button on the handset.