- Category: Carnie's Comments
- Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2022 08:17
I think I may have talked about this last year and maybe the year before but, I still get excited when the new phone book arrives and that it did yesterday. It was in my mailbox when I got home.
It's about half as thick as it was when we were kids with fewer people listed in the white pages and not as many advertising in the yellow pages.
The phone book was an important tool for all of us not that long ago. Nowadays...not so much. The latest stats show more than half of us in Saskatchewan have a cellular telephone and no landline.
You know something else that has changed? We don't remember phone numbers anymore. Most of us just look for the names of friends and family in our contracts list on our cell phones and touch the call button. I can still recite a number of phone numbers for my buddies from back in grade 3 but I can't tell you what their cell numbers are today.
It's all kind of troubling, isn't it? It is what it is and what it is...is our new normal.