I sure do. And it makes me feel old for some reason.
It also doesn’t seem that long ago. In fact, I remember Saturday Night Live did a really funny skit on dial arounds. Remember that?
I have to say, one of the misconceptions young people today have about pay phones, is that they were in phone booths. The last phone booth I ever saw was in the early 80’s. Most pay phones were in kiosks (correct term?). In fact, in one of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies they even do a funny take on this. Clark Kent runs up to one of these kiosks, with a look of total disappointment. LOL. I don’t know, maybe we had a different sense of humor back then too. Seems funny to me.
Someone please make me feel not old, by saying you remember these things too. Oh, and by the way, in case you don’t know what a dial around is, let me explain. When we still used landlines, but weren’t totally satisfied with our long distance service, we would dial 10-10 or something like that, then IIRC one and the area code. And then we would be billed on a different long distance service.
Hey, I’ve got to ask. Do they still have dial arounds today? I know they still have the rare exception pay phone (I recently even used one, when my cell phone broke down ironically [possibly the last one in the world, I thought at the time]). And BTW, FWIW, I at least still have a landline.