Tooling along from Florida to Massachusetts one sunny afternoon, apparently ATC had some sort of computer hiccup.
Atlanta Center: “American 123, Atlanta Center; our system is having some problems, can you confirm your route?”
American 123: “ABC VOR, XYZ intersection, so-and-so arrival.”
Atlanta Center: “Thanks.”
Unidentified Voice: “A Delta pilot would’ve responded, ‘Destination direct.’”
Multiple double clicks were heard on the radio.