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Thread: Pay phones and Hurricane Sandy..

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002

    Pay phones and Hurricane Sandy..

    I came across this story on-line and had a good laugh and wondered about how naive (simplistic and confused) people have become.

    Actually, how hard is it to use a pay phone? Yeah, I know, pick up the handset, toss in a coin or two and dial away.

    Where is your phone list?
    How do you get the internet on a payphone?
    Take a photo, post a video or update your face book?
    How do your text on a PP?


    Pay phones are disappearing from the landscape, I look for one every now and then........and am surprised when I see one in a little box......but I really wonder what Superman would do?

    For you young-uns that don't remember, Superman would go into a phone booth, take off his clothes and fly off to do his good deed - I always wondered about the next person in the booth and what they did with his discarded duds and if he ever left his wallet in his pants?


    The scary part about the story?

    The plugged-in generation that can figure out how the internet works and how they can spend hours tuning up an iPhone but, cannot figure out a payphone in one minute.

    These are the people who will inherit the earth pretty soon........

    Yes, I know YOU know how to use a payphone! But think about being the person BEHIND someone plugging coins into the slot, then walking away because the "That phone don't work."


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    I haven't even seen a pay phone in years, except for a couple at the mall. I don't think the plugged-in generation will need to worry about how to make these strange things work, simply because there probably won't be any left before long. - except at the Smithsonian........
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  3. #3
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    Aug 2006
    Methuen, MA; USA
    Interesting cultural change, isn't it?!


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