Monday, October 3, 2011
Sorry, wrong number
It's kind of inspiring me to muse on phones and phone memories. The days when the arrival of the new phone book was actually pretty cool. When your friends had a "children's line" listed in the book under their parents' main number. When clunky heavy dial phones slowly gave way to options, like the Mickey Mouse phone. (My parents for some reason chose the old-fashioned candlestick phone, which looked cool but was impossible to do homework on, as you couldn't cradle it under your chin and talk/listen while you wrote notes.) The times when you thought you would absolutely die if he didn't call. The days when push button sloooowly replaced dial calls. (My parents wouldn't go to touch-tone FOREVER, stubborn as they are, because it cost something like $2 more a month or something.) I also had friends who were forever working on their house, and since their kitchen walls weren't finished, their mom let them write the most-called numbers right on the wall next to the phone, which I thought was unbelievably cool.
What are your favorite phone memories?