Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I forgot my damned cell phone!

Okay, it's official: I'm now fully dependent on having a cell phone with me. I forgot mine on this trip to a Major Metropolitan Area, and it's quite the pain in the ass. The $7.50 hotel charge for the long distance call to B's cell phone, that would have been free from my my cell phone, is just the tip of the iceberg.

Back when I practiced law, I remember how at the courthouse the lawyers and other folks would rush for the pay phones whenever there was a break in the courtroom action. Lots of impatient foot tapping while waiting for a free phone, and the like.

Today, I'm observing a civil rights trial in a busy federal courthouse in a major metropolis. At the lunch break, I needed to use the phone, and was directed by a U.S. marshal to the one forlorn pay phone in the entire building.


The good news: since everyone else had their cell phones, the pay phone was not in use.

The phone booth is fast becoming an ancient relic. I haven't seen the new Superman movie, but I wonder where he changes into his Super-Leotard now? I can't even remember the last time I saw a real, live phone booth. Can't change behind a cell phone. People can see you. Found that one out the hard way.
they actually dealt with that in the Chrisopher Reeve "Superman" movie in the 1980's... the pay phones were open air in Metropolis. He wound up using a revolving door.

In "superman returns" he rips his suit off whilst plummeting from a skyscraper.

cnurej (Key'new reg) - signing up for the Keanu Reeves look-alike contest.
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