- Mar 23, 2017
- Real Name
- Jan Steinman
My parents still had the rotary dial phone I grew up with until less than two years ago. Like your friend, the tire guy, the phone company kept calling them up, begging them to get rid of it, but my Dad kept asking them what was in it for him, other than having to spend money on a new phone. He asked them for a month's free service, but they declined.Their phones are all rotary-dial units
Then they started getting less independent, and my sister got them a cell phone with huge keys and an emergency button, and the land-line went away. It was only because my sister agreed to pay for it that my Dad let it happen.
To children of the depression, it's all about the money.