The phone is an instrument of intrusion into order. It is a threat to control. Just when you think you are alone and…

The phone is an instrument of intrusion into order. It is a threat to control. Just when you think you are alone and safe, the call could come that changes your life. Or someone else’s. It makes the same flat, mechanical noise for everyone and gives no clues what’s waiting there on the other end of the line. You can never be too careful.

~Janice Galloway, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

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  1. Great picture BobbieZen. I like the quote and I really dislike telephones. (WARNING: curmudgeonly rant to follow. Apologies.) My philosophy is that people only call when they want something from you. The never call and offer to do something for you. So, when the phone rings you can bet it’s going to be some kind of imposition.
    I was never interested in carrying a mobile telephone until it became a mobile Internet connection. Email I need. Voice? Meh, send me a letter. 🙂

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  2. Funny -about 25 years ago I’d answer almost every time it rang – now, only those #’s I recognize get answered. Hate robocalls and solicitation. During the election cycle, those that want to get elected are the biggest offenders.
    So, we elect someone to see that our government works for us as it should and those seeking our vote abuse the “do not call list” ?

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  3. We still have a “land line” since DSL is our only Internet option out here, so why not keep the phone? I refuse to pay for caller ID since I can find out who’s calling for free just by picking up. Besides, then I’d miss all the fun of yelling at the idiots and scam artists and telling them to FO (e.g., “I am calling from Vindows. There is a broblem with your compuder”). We’ve had the same number here for decades, so it’s kind of a nostalgia thing, too! 🙂

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