posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 03:05 PM
In todays age and the cell phone mania that seems to have taken control of over most of us (I still don't own one), I want to bring up something that
I grew up with, The Pary Line......
Nope, it has nothing to do with politics at all. Nor is it a way to meet what you think may be really hot chics! It is in reference to the
I can remember as a child, picking up the telephone, (BTW, it was a big ugly black thing that hung on our wall) to make a phone call, to hear one of
my neighbors talking to someone!! Yep, it's true! It actually became a game to see if we (my brother and I) could do it with out them hearing the
audible click when we picked the .set up to listen.....lol It clicked all the time so no matter how sneaky we were, the only thing that would have
made us undetectable was if the two people talking, didn't hear us....
Anyhow, for any of you who can remember this, back in the good ole days, it was a thing know to only those who had very good paying jobs, to be able
to afford a "private" phone line dedicated soley for their use when they wanted to or needed to use their phone. Other than that, a party line could
have 3 to 4 neighbors that used the same dedicated line.
Imagine having an emergency and you had to pick up your telephone, to hear the same neighbor still chatting to leave you no choice but to interrupt
them and say, "Excuse me? I have an emergency and really need to use the phone!"! It makes me shudder to think in todays world what would happen if
we would still be stuck with this kind of technology.........
Oh well, just some ramblings from an ole fart, and I thought I would share one of my old memorys with you younguns whom have never heard of such a
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