Heard on descent, about 100 miles north of Sacramento, California:
"Oakland Center, Cessna Four Five Six. Am I still getting flight following? I was looking at my chart and might have missed a call."
"Cessna Four Five Six, you're still on my radar and receiving flight following."
"Thank you, ma'am. I just hadn't had a call for a while."
"Flight following is like a marriage. The less I talk to you, the better off we are."