Pay Phoning Home from Lauriol Plaza

Check this out. It’s a pay phone! When was the last time you saw, much less used, one?

This archaic bit of technology isn’t even in a convenient for conversation location – its in the men’s bathroom at Lauriol Plaza.

While I’ve had my share of bathroom cell phone calls, I think the days of a pay phone bathroom call are long gone.

Have you used one, recently? (pay phones, not bathrooms)

4 Comments so far

  1. rosemary (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    Trinity University has pay phones in Main Hall. I’ve never seen anyone use them though, but it amuses me to see people chatting on their cell phones right next to them.

  2. beth (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

    I’ve often stopped to ponder the same thing while washing my hands next to the pay phone in the ladies room at the 9:30 Club. My conclusion is that it’s one of the only places inside the building that’s quiet enough for a call during a show. Does Lauriol get so loud from mindless chatter to give weight to the same argument? Seems like a no to me…

  3. Doug (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    There used to be sidewalk pay phones all over Manhattan, the last time I was there they were all gone. It seemed like 90% of the people walking down the street were talking on their mobiles.

    My favorite is seeing a couple sitting outside a cafe with coffee or a meal, and both of them are talking on their phones. Some intimacy, right?

  4. Chris Peloso (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    You should post the number and encourage all of the readers here to call the number day and night and talk to whomeever answers.

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