Monday, February 11, 2008
What's a Dial Tone?
Today I had a phone interview for a possible internship in New York City. I was instructed by my coordinator to have the interview on a hard-line phone.
I had to stop and think...who has a hard-line phone?
I couldn't think of anyone I know here at BYU who has a hard-line phone. Cell phones meet the needs of a student who moves perhaps 2-3 times a year, maybe more.
When I think of having a hard-line phone for myself, it seems to go hand in hand with settling down into a place.
It was as if my coordinator could hear all of these thoughts and told me I could schedule a room with a hard-line phone in the Brimhall building (the Communications building, my building).
It had been weeks since I used a hard-line phone and over 6 months since I actually had a conversation on a hard-line phone. And I'm going to be honest...it was nice.
It was so clear, and the handset was large and comfortably fit into the crevice of my shoulder. I may even go so far to say that because of this experience I miss hard-line phones.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to sign up with Comcast to put in a phone line, but...it's now something to look forward to.
This blog entry makes me feel like Frank in "You've Got Mail" who has an infatuation with typewriters. But rest assured I'm not going to start collecting hard-line phones.
Though a unique old-school one like in the cartoon version of "101 Dalmations" would bring me adulations of joy.