A telephone, now days. The phone numbers have gotten so, so long. Kids will
dial phone numbers with their two thumbs, and keep dialing, and dialing. And
some how never quite get connected.
The phone style has also changed. Used to be we said someething useful, and
then hang up. Now, kids will, like, say, uh, like, you know, like, uh, you
know, and he went, and then I went, and like she went, like, and it was,
like, and she went. But never say anything useful.
Christopher A. Young
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When I was growing up, a telephone was a device you used to dial a
number and speak with a friend or business person. You'd stick your
finger in the hole for each number you wanted to dial, and rotated the
dial. After dialing either four or seven numbers, someone would say
"hello". (Unless the party line was being used, and then you would have
to wait awhile). That's not too complicated or hard to understand.
However, something is wrong with the kids today. Apparently their
education is awry and the schools are to blame.
One particular kid tried to take my picture with a telephone. Good
Grief, what an idiot. After laughing my ass off, and telling him to go
back to school, I decided to play along, and said "Cheese", while he
aimed his phone at me. Then he must have shined a flashlight from
behind that phone to make it look like a flash. Before I left, I told
him to go to a store and buy a camera, a roll of film, and some flash
bulbs if he really wanted to take pictures.
Then another stupid kid told me he could go on the internet on his
phone. I said, "Come on.... you need a computer for that, and asked him
if he could see a webpage inside the circles on the dial of his rotary
phone. The dummy asked me what a rotary phone is..... Thats exactly
what I mean about blaming the schools. I just laughed and told him to
get a life..... and an education!
The worst one was the kid who said he was playing a game on his phone.
I asked him if he was making prank calls to the pizza restaurant,
ordering 100 pizzas to be delivered to Mr. Lion at the zoo. He thought
I was funny when I told him that those are the games we used to play on
the telephone. But the whole time he kept pushing buttons on his phone,
pretending to play some game. As I walked away, I told him that if he
kept that up, he would end up calling the police, and they would come
and take him to the nut house.
What is wrong with these kids today? Why cant they figure out how to
use a telephone? It's really not that difficult. And to make matters
worse, why can't the comprehend that their phone is not going to work
when the cord is not plugged into the wall? Beleive it or not, I've
actually seen these kids walking down the street talking into a
telephone. Who are they talking to? Even if phone cords are getting
longer, they dont make them so long that they can be connected when they
are three blocks away from home.
I think it's time we re-educate all the teachers that are supposed to be
teaching our children, particularly when it comes to telephone usage.