Sort of in keeping with the last post I'm going back in time again.
Not sure what is prompting me to do this backward thinking, must be my age.
Don't we all think that things were better in the past. Even my kids 50, 53 and 56 are going back in time and saying how things were better when they were young. lol
This time I'm on the subject of telephones.
Back in the 50's and early 60's there was only one person in our road who had a telephone.
Miss Hall a spinster who had had a lucrative career in lace, she was the one to go to if there was an emergency.
The public telephone box was down the hill some way and probably had a queue outside waiting to use it.
Things could get quite heated if a caller was taking too long with knocks on the box to hurry them up.
I loved these phone boxes for one reason.
They all had a mirror in them and my beehive hairdo had to be checked every now and then to make sure it was all in place, lol
When we were kids we never walked past them without a quick look to see if anyone had forgotten to collect the change.
Remember, press button A to hear them speak, press button B to get your money back.
Anyone remember that?
Who would have thought that we would have been able to see each other when we spoke like today, or carried our phone in our pocket.
For me the jury is out as to whether it's good to have a phone on tap or not.
Sometimes they are wonderful but most times they are an intrusion.