26 Things You Miss About Landlines
Before cell phones there were these things called landlines. We say they were a pain. But really they were the best.
Not having to answer to anyone because no one could reach you 24/7
Unless you wanted them to
Having one simple way to reach people
If you didn't leave a message, you could again later and they would never know it was you.
Telling someone to pick up when you knew they were screening
Crafting the ultimate joke answering machine greeting, especially with your roommates or family
That blinking light when you got home. Like a shining beacon of joy
That beautiful rewind sound, especially when it goes on and on...so many messages!
The freedom you felt when you got one of those really long cords
That notepad reserved just for writing down messages
Checking all the little boxes on one of these
Getting in on the gossip by delivering messages
Phone numbers were publicly listed. In a book. Brought to your house.
The thrill of seeing your own name in there when you got your first phone
Being able to memorize all those phone numbers. So many. I mean, how did we do it?
Discovering what your phone number spells out
Which was basically the equivalent of having one of these
Feeling like you were in a movie each time you made an emotional call from a phone booth
Knowing where all the pay phones were...
Except when your parents wanted you to call home
Having that cool friend who taught you how to hack a pay phone
Making prank calls was so much easier
That moment when your sibling finally got off the phone and it was your turn
Spending the whole evening talking on the phone
Knowing that your friends were only one phone call away
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF