First, thank you for your always kind words. You still know how to make a girl blush, and most of all, smile.
There may be (or have been) places such as your chat bunny discussed, but from what I heard, all operators operated from home. Calls were forwarded to home phones or even cellular phones if they had quality signal. Even in the early 2000s.
But it’s nice to imagine loads of bedtime bunnies, lounging about in a harem or Bunny Ranch type setting, eagerly await calls.
As for the monster, don’t feel bad. Most people can’t suss them out. They’re good at their game.
Recently it came to the attention of the proper authorities, an entire FAMILY was engaging in such fuckery around where I live. Grandfather, grandmother, father, and uncle. The uncle was arrested first, on an unrelated charge, and he began telling the tale, hoping it would get him out of whatever charges he was in for.
Of course, after the fact, everyone knew SOMETHING was off. Yet, no one said a word.
I was abused as a child in this manner. I will NEVER keep my mouth shut.