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12 things the kids of today will never understand about landlines

You used to call me on my house phone…

1. Stretching the cord as far as it could go to get out of earshot of your parents

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2. And twirling it around your finger

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3. Desperately wanting a private phone for your room

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Influenced no doubt by the American kids’ shows of the 90s.

4. And roaring at anyone who dared pick up the other phone while you were on it

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Excuse me I am having a PRIVATE CONVERSATION.

5. Eventually getting a cordless phone and marvelling in being able to do laps of the house while chatting

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6. The fear of ringing the person you fancy and having their parents answer the phone

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7. Feeling the need to answer the phone by reeling off your number

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8. And learning off your friends’ house numbers too

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Bet you still remember them.

9. Having a notebook by the phone with a list of important numbers in it

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10. And being dead impressed when you could programme them into newer phones

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Isn’t that a nifty little gadget?

11. Annoying the whole family by staying on the phone for ages

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12. And basically being uncontactable once you left the house

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If people wanted to speak to you, they’d have to wait. Imagine.

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