Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: Nice, Fast, Luxurious.
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Flashback to my Public Pay-Phone Days
I've been using a cell phone for nearly a decade now and have rarely used a pay-phone during that time. Except for brief periods when I might have used a pay-phone like for instance when my cell phone battery was low or the network was down or my service was temporarily suspended, I stay away from them.
The other day, I left my cell phone in my car but then decided to use a public pay-phone. First I picked up the handset and listened for the tone. Then, I keyed in the number and was prompted to insert coins. The call was 25 cents. So I put in one Dime, then another followed by a Nickel. Somehow the second time did not register, the automated voice prompted me to deposit another 10 cents. By now I had paid 35 cents toll for the 25-cent call. Are you still reading this? You miserable and worthless turd!
My call went through but I was greeted with a voice prompt to key in my desired extension or to navigate the menu-driven options that's so common when calling businesses nowadays.
Of course, most of the numbers on the pay-phone keypad I needed to use were stuck. So I was left will no other choice but to press 0 for the operator who was unavailable to answer the call and whose voicemailbox was full.
How I hated to use pay phones! I can't believe you read the whole story. You're a hopeless bastard!
That makes me appreciate my cell phone a lot more. The End.