Monday, December 13, 2010


"Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."
                                                                                                               ~Ogden Nash

"If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. "

                                                                      ~ Christopher Morley

"People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone." 
 ~ Chuck Palahniuk 

"I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind! " 
                                        ~Author Unknown

"As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. " 
                                      ~Fran Lebowitz

“The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity.”
~ Clifford Stoll

"Cell phones are the latest invention in rudeness."  
                                            ~Terri Guillemets

“If E-mail had been around before the telephone was invented people would have said "hey, forget e-mail - with this new telephone invention I can actually talk to people”




  1. denise f in c'ville, vaDecember 14, 2010 at 4:06 AM

    I actual feel anger bubble up inside when people walk up to a counter where someone is waiting to help them, and they barely pause in their cell phone conversation. Middle age to me: missing simple civility.

  2. Ted and I have track phones and they are used only for missing a meeting etc, I don't like cell phones.
    Why do people tal so loudly on them ?????????????
    from A Non Y Mouse

  3. I'm laughing out loud. I have a cell phone because I really do need one for safety on the road, but honestly, I HATE dealing with phones: I'd much rather talk to someone in person. I work with people at least half my age, and they LIVE for their phones; can't live without them. It cracks me up. I must be getting really old...

  4. My brother wrote:

    . . . I forwarded to a number of friends, thinking it might amuse them. Every one wrote back, saying they were amused. Now you have some new fans.

  5. susan h writes I have an old fashioned cell phone. It takes me 20 minutes to text a simple sentence. I recently sent a text to folks letting them know I am boycotting text. I send my friend an occasional text stating, I am still not texting but..... I call my son and parents phones - their fancy phones, they do everything - the temp in Burbank is 61 degrees :)