Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels) is an Eddy McManus favorite of songs written by Jim Croce.
It reached a peak of number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1972. The song relates one side of a conversation with a telephone operator. The speaker is trying to find the phone number of his former lover, who has moved to Los Angeles with his former best friend. He wants to demonstrate to both of them that he is well and over their betrayal, but admits to the operator that he isn’t.