Pleasures the younger generation will never know…

The cell phone generation will never know the pleasure of calling person to person for yourself after arriving safely at whatever destination to which you were traveling so that your mother knew you got there safely without having to pay for a long distance call. And, if you were really quick, being able to shout an “I love you, mom” into the phone before the operator disconnected you when you mother announced you weren’t there and then tried to quickly add “Your clean socks are….” Usually that’s as far as she got before the operator, who was now onto the scam, disconnected you.

Next week, kids, we discuss what a long distance operator was.