Older coworker: My father worked the poles for 45 years.
(blank stares from everyone else)
Older coworker: What? He'd climb the poles all day, and he'd still be doing it now if Bell hadn't offered a real good retirement deal.
Younger coworker: Wait, do you mean by Bell the telephone company?
Older coworker: Yeah, he was a line repairman.
Younger coworker, realizing: Ohhh.
Older coworker: Why are you acting so surprised, what else would I mean?
Overheard by: Next Room Over