I have a strong affection for antiques and vintage collectibles.
For the most part, I resist my desire to surround myself with old things.
I do this, because there’s only so much poking Briefcase can handle before he gets pissed off.
(Can you believe ANYONE could ever get pissed off by lil’ ol’ me?)
Sometimes, I make “finds” I can’t resist, though.
An iPhone photo of my new, old, phone.
I fell in love with this “Dreyfuss” phone. (Also known as a “Lucy” phone, because it became famous via frequent appearances on the I Love Lucy show.)
This particular phone has been lovingly restored to full 1950’s working order.
I can talk on it!
It looks great just sitting there.
Imagine my shock …
When I discovered my 16 year old son does not know how to dial a phone!
How is that possible?
I suggested to him, “Try dialing it!”
(Because it makes an old fashioned sound when it dials and I thought he’d get a kick out of it.)
He stuck his finger in one of the dial holes, as if it were a touch tone phone he needed to push a button on.
Then he asked, “Now what do I do?” with an inquisitive look on his face.