Happy Birthday to my brother Phil!
Stupid Nebraska and stupid phone companies and stupid hard-to-change habits.
A while back our state changed it’s phone call rules – adding a new area code (that I don’t know) and requiring you to dial the area code before the seven-digit number, but not a ‘1’ first. It’s like using your cell, but do you think I remember this when dialing from a real phone?
First I dial the regular number, then am surprised to get the calm recording that tells me I’m an idiot. Then I can’t remember if you’re supposed to use a ‘1’ first or not, so I do, then hang up quickly when I remember you don’t.
Great. I don’t like talking on the phone anyway, and now I’m over-dialing to accomplish the task.
I miss you, olden days.