Pay phone booth? Must have been about 1987. Was not working correctly — no connection and lost about 45 cents.
LX: Wait a minute…the phone wasn’t working correctly or you weren’t working correctly?
At the thisrd stroke it will be 4.23 and 10 seconds... beep beep beep....I must admit it was many years ago probably before they bought in a phone card to operate them doing away with the need to carry cash...
PRINNY: The Mistress couldn’t deal with phone cards as she has always struggled with even the simplest forms of technology.
Some time in the 80s...I was in NZ and wanted to call my brother for directions. I didn't know that NZ had, by then, introduced phone cards and all I had was cash.
DINAHMOW: See my comment to Princess.Phone cards were the enemy. The Mistress would freak out when confronted with a pay phone that required phone cards only.
It was so long ago that I can't remember. What I can remember though, was practically holding the handset with the tips of my fingernails (and away from my face) so as not to touch it with my skin. I also pressed the horrid metal buttons with my nails (hand backwards - palm facing me) for the same reason. And all because I was imagining the kinds of people who may have used it previously (like your illustrations)!
MR. DeVICE: This is precisely why I got a cell phone… to avoid the germs.And the fact that many phone booths smelled of urine and/or vomit.
Pay booth? Is that where you put money in while sitting in a booth, and a movie plays?
I expect the last time you went to a phonebox was to put up your contact cards. Jx
MISTRESS MADDIE & JON: Like this one.
phone booths don't have glory holes, dear.
No wonder I'm popular with married men.
nice. haven't heard that in years!
NORMA: Not long ago, someone mentioned Wilson Pickett to me and I immediately blurted out, “Wilson Pickett, stop and kick it.” He had no idea what I was talking about.But maybe you will.
i'd forgotten that gem.
NORMA: In an informal poll amongst my friends and relations, I am the only one who remembers it.
which is why we adore you so.
mistress maddie sent me here; I'mma staying for the cocks! :)
ANNE MARIE: Welcome to Infomaniac!At this point, I would usually say to newcomers, "Come for the cock, stay for the CAKE" but unfortunately, the cake link is broken.The end of an era, I suppose.Help yourself to the Vodka Fountain instead or enjoy a dip in The Gincuzzi.