Thursday, July 21, 2016

In The Words Of LRB "Reminiscing"

I was out for a walk at lunchtime making the most of the sun on a coolish winters day and noticed the amount of people either talking or looking at their mobile phones and it got me thinking back to yesteryear, well actually early 80's and when your phone looked like this

 and if you were really lucky you had one stuck to the wall and it might have even been push button.....

I remember getting home from work in the "olden" days and then spending the next few hours ringing my friends or family up and filling each other in on our days or making plans for the evening or weekend that was coming up.
None of this constant vibrating, beeping or flashing like there is now around a table.
We also seemed to have less emergencies then as I very rarely remember work collegues getting rang up at work due to an emergency.

Don't get me wrong I carry two mobile phones around, one work and one personal and play games on it at night but I don't walk around with it stuck in my face.

Okay rant over I am off to dust off my zimmerframe and and play words with friends on my phone LOL.....Words with Friends now that is a topic for another blog post another time!


  1. LOL! Yes, times have really changed. We had one phone in the house on the kitchen wall with a long, long cord so if you wanted privacy you had to stretch the cord over the the basement door--and if you wanted to be able to close the door all the way you had to get the curly cord through the crack at the bottom of the door and the cord wasn't much longer--so talk about an awkward position to talk to your friends while lying across the wooden basement steps--LOL! ;)

  2. I miss the days of the landline :) good times. Nowadays there are more phones than people!