Okay. I know this is naive. I am quite afraid of the operator at times. Only when I am alone. I have been this way ever since I was around 5 or 6. The voices just bother me. When I was little, I used to imagine the operator behind me. I remember the nightmares I had about it. I still have nightmares from time to time. It would have no face and the woman's voice would start to become demonic in my dreams. Yes, I know this is quite funny as it may sound. But seriously, I want to get over this. I never have. When I am alone in the room (especially all alone in the house) and I call a friend, let's just say this phrase comes up, "The party you are calling does not accept blocked calls." Oh, heck no... even that creeps me out by just thinking about it! This is not a joke, I am seriously afraid of the operator. I could never think about this when I am alone either, though, I have to deal with it now and I just need to understand that it's not there. Obviously it's not. But it freaks me out when I hear the answering machine going off during the night. I'm also afraid of the sound of numbers dialing when I'm alone. Not when I dial them, but when it's quiet and there's a very serious situation going on and let's say a friend or family member of mine is dialing a number in a very quiet room, that sort of creeps me out. Why am I afraid of numbers dialing? Because it's another childhood experience I had. There was this movie I would watch and when it was over, the screen would go blace and when it was very, very silent, it would make a noise as if numbers were dialing very quickly. That just scared me so much when I was little. I don't know why. Still does sometimes.