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Kitty Dunn

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Dad, hang up!

I was just talking to a co-worker about the old days. You know, before every one, including kids, had their own cell phone.

And that brought to mind some of the awkwardness that developed when you had to call your friends on your home phone. The phone that you shared with the rest of the family, that was connected to a wall, and RENTED from the phone company.

Kids today have no idea how good they have it. They can call their friends direct, without a mom, or sibling picking up the phone.

Remember this? "Kitty, it's for you...it's a BOOOOYYYY...." with "boy" dragged out into several syllables.

Here's another great flashback for you.  You're on the phone with a friend, chatting away, when all of a sudden  you hear dialing. Not the musical note of a touch tone phone, but that great drawn out scratching sound of a rotary phone being dialed.

"Hey!  I'm on the phone!   Stop dialing!  I'm on the other line! " Yet somehow, whoever it was, couldn't hear you, and just kept dialing numbers.

Then you'd yell louder..so they could hear it echoing through the house... "Get off the phone!  Hang up!" 

"What?" would come the loud reply.

And at that point, you'd have to admit defeat, telling your friend you'd call them back later, vowing "Someday, I'm going to get one of those cool Princess phones in my room!"

This has been Walk Down Aggravation Lane with Kitty Dunn. Maybe next time I'll tell you about life before the VCR.


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