1. Not having to answer to anyone because no one could reach you 24/7
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3. Having one simple way to reach people
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4. If you didn’t leave a message, you could again later and they would never know it was you.
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5. Telling someone to pick up when you knew they were screening
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6. Crafting the ultimate joke answering machine greeting, especially with your roommates or family
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7. That blinking light when you got home. Like a shining beacon of joy
8. That beautiful rewind sound, especially when it goes on and on…so many messages!
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13. Phone numbers were publicly listed. In a book. Brought to your house.
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14. The thrill of seeing your own name in there when you got your first phone
15. Being able to memorize all those phone numbers. So many. I mean, how did we do it?
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17. Which was basically the equivalent of having one of these
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18. Feeling like you were in a movie each time you made an emotional call from a phone booth
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19. Knowing where all the pay phones were…
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20. Except when your parents wanted you to call home
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21. Having that cool friend who taught you how to hack a pay phone
24. That moment when your sibling finally got off the phone and it was your turn
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25. Spending the whole evening talking on the phone
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