‘in my day’ threshold

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This week I passed a threshold.   The ‘in my day’ threshold.   In my day…

  • Phones were connected by cables to walls in the hallways of homes or in red-boxes on the street.
  • Televisions had a dial with 4 positions on it,   one for each of the known channels and one spare channel

And much much more or less

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7 bits of lovely banter on “‘in my day’ threshold”

  1. Kevin writes:

    and there was nothing on the telly in between Pebble Mill At One and Play School

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  2. JamesNT writes:

    In my day, there were TV commercials that advertised my state, North Carolina, with a nice little jingle that went something like “Operator give me 919!” because the entire state had only one area code.

    Today, we have 919, 910, 336, etc, etc.

    JamesNT

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    Carolina Black writes

    I remember that commercial. In fact I was looking for the lyrics and ran a cross this post.
    “Operator give me 919. I need a Carolina voice on the end of the line …”

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  3. Morton Shadow writes:

    Ah, those were the days, eh Wendy?

    It’s been all down hill since the end of the
    three day week.

    😉

    xxx
    Mort

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  4. Bux writes:

    I am marked by a stubborn unwillingness to forget the past and all that was good about it. Does that make me retro-recalcitrant??

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  5. CharlesC writes:

    Sorry James, but NC never had one A/C, but 2: 704 and 919. Ironically, the ad you cite was for Carolina Telephone and about 2 years after they commissioned the jingle their area was part of the (then) new 910.

    I do remember dial phones, and when you could click the receiver a few times and get an operator, and party lines (your phone line was shared with other people).

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  6. JamesNT writes:

    CharlesC,

    Thanks for the correction. Still, things were significantly different back then. Back in the days of that commercial, I don’t even think I was a teenager, yet.

    JamesNT

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