Friday, January 28, 2011

The Home Phone

I am down to one phone. 

Yes it's corded.

My other phones have all broke.  Apparently there is only a 14 year life span on a $12.00 phone.  Who knew?

"Go buy a phone," my husband pleads. "A decent one."

"Why?  This one still works,"  I tell him. "You have your cell phone."

"Babe, don't be so cheap," he tells me.

"Okay, I'll buy one tomorrow."  But I have no real intention.

I tell him to look on the bright side.

Aside from not having the patience to talk on a phone while tethered to the wall, missing calls because it stops ringing before we can answer it, not hearing it all together, or the calls that are dropped repeatedly while in the middle of conversations that has caused friends and family to give up.  It's not so bad.

It has cut down on phone calls placed and received in this house considerably.

Really, who needs the frustration!



  1. We don't have a house phone anymore. I turned it off. Everyone calls our cell phones anyways.

  2. I totally agree with you. What really needs to be said after you've seen any peoples during the day? Besides there's Facebook. What else do you need, Right?

    I hate my cell phone and refuse to own a land line (house phone).

    Enjoy your sanity.

  3. It has been awhile since we had a house phone. The only people calling it were those that I did not know and really didn't want to know anyway. We use our cell phones now. It's a great way to not have to talk to the in-laws too because they call the hubby on his! :)

  4. We have five cell phones and no home phones. We are never home so there was no reason to have one anymore. I don't miss having one either.

  5. I'm gonna go out and buy a $12 corded phone today!!

  6. LOL You've just reminded me that we need a new house phone! We've had ours for like a squillion years, and the battery just doesn't charge at all now! I have to keep it on speakerphone most of the time, otherwise it just conks out mid conversation after a couple of minutes!

    It's been officially obsolete for well over a year now, and every time it conks out mid conversation, I swear I'm gonna buy a new one the next day.... but I don't!!

    I tend to use my Blackberry most of the time, so there's no real pressure... ;P


  7. I recently took the plunge and moved my home phone number to a flashy new iphone 4. :D It doesn't cost much more per month, I can use it just about anywhere except for the subway, and it can do tricks that the home phone never could. (Of course, it wasn't cheap in up-front, but it's such a shiny new toy I don't mind the price tag.)

    Good luck with your corded phone, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to share from A to Zed!

  8. We don't have a land line, either. I like it better this way. The in-laws call my husband's cell, which I never answer.

  9. Yay you - more time to write! I had to LOL at your comment on my blog :) Thanks so much and great to meet you :)