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Remember That Certain Thing?
« on: April 15, 2019, 11:07:43 AM »
Remember busy signals?  It's like, well I know they are home because the line is busy but I'm just waiting for them to get off the phone.  Or, omg it's been busy for like an hour, get off the phone people!

Feel free to discuss busy signals and your memories of them and also new certain things that you remember.


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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 11:08:38 AM »
They were on the internet
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 11:12:29 AM »
Not when I was trying to call my grandma.  Get off the phone grandma sheesh!

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »
hey how about dial tones?


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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 01:08:41 PM »
hey how about dial tones?

Yeah, dial tone, wow.  On a number of occasions when their were people around I would say "I've got tone!" and then as I was dialing the last number I would say "firing!"

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 08:00:55 PM »
All of these belong in the signs of getting old thread.


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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 08:04:46 PM »
You scrubs don't have landline phones anymore? Wow. Sucks to be poor, or so I've heard . . .

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 08:58:43 AM »
Remember: Time & Temp?  You would call and a robot would tell you the time and temperature.  I called it all the time because the only other way to figure out the temp was to wait for the Local on the 8's on the Weather Channel.  The Topeka # was 271-7575.  I remembered it just now off the top of my head because that's how often I called Time & Temp.  Wow, it still works!  You have to listen to a 30 second diabetes product commercial but then you get the time and temp. 

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 09:17:05 AM »
Shocked it still exists. Guess the olds still call it.

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »
I used to call time and temp all the time in grade school. Needed the temp because my mom wouldn't let me wear shorts to school if it was below like 40 or something (don't remember the threshold)
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 09:45:09 AM »
In college we would call the time and temp # in the middle of summer and make bets on when it would hit 100 degrees.

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 09:47:22 AM »
In middle school I use to call the radio station and requests songs for my crushes.  :fatty:

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 09:49:06 AM »
I like the dial up noise
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2019, 11:44:11 AM »
Everything to do with figuring out movie times.  Calling into the theater and searching the paper for the ad.

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 12:12:36 PM »
bag phones

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 12:13:00 PM »
Everything to do with figuring out movie times.  Calling into the theater and searching the paper for the ad.
Same for the TV guide in the Sunday paper to figure out whether, and where and when, your sports team was playing on TV.

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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 12:52:13 PM »
Newspapers  :lol:
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 01:53:22 PM »
Preview channel, then the TV guide channel

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 02:31:07 PM »
Switching over from A To B Cable to watch ESPN
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2019, 02:46:27 PM »
tv trays

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2019, 03:00:59 PM »
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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 03:06:58 PM »
AskJeeves.com was so bad lol

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 03:39:17 PM »
Pull tabs on beer/pop cans

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2019, 06:32:15 PM »
Pay phones.  Had to explain those to my kids once.

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Re: Remember That Certain Thing?
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 08:28:29 PM »
VCR rentals at Dillons.  Not just renting the movies, but the actual VCR