Somehow public payphones and public computers I have a thing about not using them. Seems lack privacy and whatnot. Granted mobiles aren't as private, especially when not in public but the thing is you can take it a private place. Peters might not've been that fun in private though. :P
Does no one have mobile phones here? Not even cheap ones that cost less than payphones?
Life withouth cellphones
More like the 90s, I really dont know what the cellphone situation was like for you guys in the US back in the 90s, but here in Argentina cellphones, at least as a popular item that everyone has, came a few years later... ahhh life withouth cellphones and social networks... that was awesome...
In the mid-90's I got my first cell phone. I'd started working at a casino, swing shift, and I was nervous about driving home alone at 3am, especially since it was a long drive down lonely country roads and if something would've happened with the car I'd have been stranded. I was still living with my parents at the time, and also going to college, so it was decided I'd get one of these new cell phones (at the time, beepers were still all the rage) 'just in case'.
The thing was 'smaller than any cell phone before!' and it was still a freaking brick. I wish I still had it, so I could show it off to younger folks who grew up with cell phones fitting easily in the palm of their hand.
@Jeffko: Glori is more or less correct, I think I said "give or take 10 years ago." That gets fuzzy, though, in that time doesn't pass the same in the story as in how long it takes me to tell it. Ultimately, though, give it 10-yearsish. I will say anyone who thinks this is set in the 80s has no idea what the 80s looked like.
@Owl: Sorry, I don't see that word anywhere on this page.
@Owl: It's interesting to me how often people whose second language is English are more concerned with their grammar and spelling than many people who are native English speakers. I'm not sure what your native tongue is, but your English is better than most if not all of us would do speaking that, so you're doing fine.
@Gibson Twist: My native language is spanish im from Argentina and i´ve learned english mostly from movies, comics, books ect etc, so im pretty proud of that fact. Thanks!! I guess that all that grammar obsession is due to insecurity mostly i dont know... I also hang out with a lot of english-spanish translators and i was studiying to become one myself.... being around all that people that knows ALOT about a language make you feel that you know so little...