I can't remember the last time I used a rotary phone, but always remember feeling handicapped as a kid when it came to attempting to be the 10th caller to win a prize from the local radio station. Dolly Parton tickets? Forget it. Go-Gos's tickets? Never. Worlds of Fun passes? No way! I never won any of them, and blamed it on all the touch-tone callers who beat me to the prize.
It's funny how today, a simple phone call in itself is becoming a rare occasion. Sometimes, you even feel like you're invading somebody's space by calling them up, even when their number is clearly printed on the business card they themselves offered you. "Oh, just email or FaceBook me," is a common response.
But then, sometimes when you do take the moment to actually make someone's phone ring, you -- surprise -- reach the person with whom you wish to speak! I love it when that happens. Or you see a mysterious number show up on your caller ID, you hesitate to answer it, but then you do and low and behold, it's someone you really want to chat with. Maybe they relay the news of a fun gathering or even have word of a promising professional proposal. Those are the kind of phone calls I like!
Here's hoping that your phone rings with some fantastic news this week!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter