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…