Overheard on Chicago Center at 4 a.m., with a female controller working a frequency with almost no traffic.
Cessna 3AB: Cessna Three Alpha Bravo, radio check.
Chicago Center: Youre loud and clear Three Alpha Bravo.
Cessna 3AB: Not too busy this morning?
Center: Its not even four oclock. Doesnt pick up for another hour.
Cessna 3AB: [two minutes later] Chicago Center, Cessna Three Alpha Bravo, request direct OHare.
Center: Three Alpha Bravo, how about world peace?
Cessna 3AB: Worth a try.