Did you know that pay phones now cost fifty cents? When the hell did that happen? No one consulted me on this price hike.
Mr. Technology left his cellphone at home today, and the one time I didn’t have it in my pocket we found ourselves urgently needing to make a call. First off, there aren’t many pay phones left anymore. We drove around forever before we found one, and the one we actually ended up using had been beat all to hell. Seriously, it looked like an import from Baghdad. The one in the picture to the right actually looks like a brand new phone compared to the one we used.
Then we discovered that someone, and personally I’m blaming Cheney, had raised the price of a call from thirty-five cents to fifty-cents. Fifty-cents! I’d just gotten used to thirty-five cents for a call. For that price a little incentive cookie should shoot out of the change return with each call. And you don’t even get internet access with that exorbitant rate. I’m writing a congressman about this.
On the bright side I think we got a complimentary case of head-lice with our fifty-cent call. Either that or scabies. I’m not sure which, but whatever it is it itches like all hell.