Jun 12

Proper Telephone Use

My day job consists of working in private industry supporting telephone equipment.  So, when videos like this come up, I tend to pay attention.  A friend of mine e-mailed this to me today, and I wanted to share it with you:

Video courtesy the AT&T Tech Channel

Growing up in the 1970’s and 1980’s, I remember having one telephone that hung on the wall in the kitchen with a rotary dial.  I remember when that leased phone was replaced with a touch-tone Trimline that we bought in the early 1980’s.  I always took dialing a telephone for granted (although by the time I was a kid, the central office names, like “Charlie-2” or “Hedrick-2” had been replaced by their numeric equivalents (242 and 432 in these examples).

While I was looking at other videos on AT&T’s website, I came across another one that, while as relevant as today, still carries strong meaning:

This of course brings me to the current version of phone courtesy, from the folks at the Alamo Drafthouse (this is the censored version, and is safe for work):

This of course should serve as a reminder that people should be polite when using a phone, whether it is in the office or a cell phone, texting or talking can irritate those around you.

The next time I go to see a movie, I will be going out of my way to go to one of their three Houston locations.  Thanks Alamo Drafthouse!

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