direct land lines

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Dungeness lighthousewendy: do you have a mobile phone?

mumsie: yes, dad has one

wendy: take it with you, it will help us meet-up, when I get off the train I’ll send you a text so you know I’m on my way

 

The next evening there’s a message from mum on the landline phone. This phone is now used only as a direct line to mum and dad

mumsie: ….we’ll charge-up the phone overnight on Saturday then switch it on a 8am on Sunday morning….

at this point I realise that using the mobile phone is not part of my parents everyday life.  I’ve probably caused a bit of a kerfuffle, house discussions about how to use the mobile phone…

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5 bits of lovely banter on “direct land lines”

  1. Kay Guest writes:

    My Dad is 85 and he loves his cell phone. (We say cell, you say mobile.) He loves just having names of family and friends and calling them at a touch of a button. He has really enjoyed taking photos with it, and some of his photos have been amazing! We have discovered another one of his many talents!
    Make sure they know all that it can do, and they might surprise you! (But not text, he can’t see to do text messages.)

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    wendy writes

    taking good photographs seems to be a family trait for y’all!

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  2. B-u-x writes:

    Oh Wendy, I rolled laughing when I read this….I’ve had the same conversation with my parents too.

    Bx

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    wendy writes

    Bux, does their mobile phone sit in a draw of special things for emergency use, like the spare house-key? I must get myself one of those draws…..

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    B-u-x writes

    No Wendy, irritatingly they do carry their phones around (unless of course you need to get hold of them, then the phone is either on charge or ‘in the other room’). However, I also want one of those emergency drawers. I’m sure Michael McIntyre did a comedy sketch about men and their household drawers – check it out, very funny!

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