Can you remember the last time you saw a pay phone in the US? They used to be easily found in airports, hotels and on every street corner. The iconic red phone booths of the UK are still abundant today. They may not be used, or even working, as everyone uses cell phones, but they are still a familiar part of the landscape.
Tradition and history are one of the best things about the UK. The Brits and Scots hang on to everything: if it is still serviceable, why not use it? No sense in tearing it down; who needs a parking lot anyway? Buildings over 500 years old are commonplace in the UK. I visited churches built in 1080 (whoa, think William the Conqueror) and still functioning. The iconic red phone booth is merely a modern-day extention of that thinking. They are part of countries’ history and tradition and won’t be discarded easily.
Can you hear me now?
Thought for the Day: Most of us spend too much time on the last twenty-four hours and too little time on the last six thousand years. Will Durant