I recently had to go somewhere but was not allowed to bring in any electronic items. I was dropped off by my ride and had to call to get picked up when I was ready.
Since I was not allowed to bring my cell phone or any other electronic items I ended up having to use a pay phone to make the call. The funny thing is that public pay phones are becoming few and far between and I had to walk a bit of a distance from my original spot in order to find one….and this was in the city!!!
I found a phone and paid my fifty cents to make the call and realized just how dependent I have become on my cell phone.
When was the last time you used a pay phone?
Wow! You hardly ever see them any more these days, you are lucky you found one. Can’t remember the last time I used one (just saying that makes me feel old).
To be honest, I can’t recall the last time I ever saw a pay phone. I’m not sure my two teenage sons would even be able to identify one if they saw it. The older I get, the more amazed I am at the huge gaps in technology associated with specific generation. While we were in the NC mountains recently, we ran into an issue with cell phone coverage. He absolutely “had” to call his girlfriend so we stopped at a very small, very old country store. He went inside to use the phone and came out with a perplexed look. I walked into see what was wrong, and immediately saw the problem: the only phone in the store was an old rotary style from the 1980’s so he had no idea how to make it work. Classic.
That is a really funny story about your son. Imagine the babies now will not know how to work a phone with buttons on it since they are all growing up with touch screens. My cousin’s three year old daughter just asked her grandmother what color HER ipad was when she was a little girl. The baby could not understand that grandma did not even know what a cellphone was 60 years ago…much less what an ipad was.