We are in the market for a new telephone. It’s a purchase that COULD be fun, but is GOING to be boring. Perhaps it is ridiculous to be buying a new telephone at all, and we should get rid of our landline like most people we know. But when I tell you our current telephone has a cord, perhaps you will see that I need a decade or two to catch up.
Crosley Candlestick Phone (photo from Amazon.com). We had a Crosley vintage-style phone once! It was the corded wall phone style.
I am sorely, sorely tempted by the pink pay phone style (photo from Amazon.com). But no: we want a cordless phone this time.
It’s hard to believe that this Paramount Princess phone (photo from Amazon.com) would not bring true happiness to its owner.
When I was a child, my best friend and I had a plan: she was going to be a teacher, and I was going to be the school secretary. My job choice was ENTIRELY chosen based on my idea that I could have a desk phone like this one (photo from Amazon.com), but in pink. I can’t remember if our school secretary at the time actually HAD a phone like that, or if it was just some other color (orange, red, etc.) that made me think I COULD get it in pink.
There was a long period of time when I coveted a French style desk phone (photo from Amazon.com)—not QUITE like this one in the picture, but SIMILAR. In fact, I couldn’t seem to find one that was EXACTLY LIKE what I had in mind, and eventually I realized that although I THOUGHT I wanted a French desk phone, it was more like I WANTED to want a French desk phone.
Here’s the one we’re most likely getting: an AT&T phone with three units (photo from Amazon.com). I chose it the way I choose most of my electronics and appliances: by asking my carefully-researches-his-purchases dad what HE would recommend. It’s not pink or aqua, and it’s not appealingly vintage, and it’s not French—but look! no cord! And it has more than one unit, so I can have one in the bedroom to alleviate some of my “What if a burglar broke in and I couldn’t get to our phone to dial 911?” fears!