Thursday, November 1st, 2012
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Women Learns How To Operate Old-Fangled Talk-Tube Contraption

"Alison Caporimo, a 24-year-old who lives in Manhattan's East Village, is undaunted by newfangled smartphones and computers. But as for old-fashioned, coin-slot pay phones? The magazine editor had never really trained her Warby Parker eyeglasses on the contraptions. 'I lost a lot of coins,' confesses Ms. Caporimo, who didn't even know how to work a pay phone before Tuesday."

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gregorg (#30)

the way we [buy exactly the same style of glasses as everyone else in our zip code] now?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

@gregorg
Let's play a game where if somebody can tell what brand you bought, you are out.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Wanting her to die in a fire is perhaps a bit harsh, but I ain't care.

I mean, 8-tracks were before my time but I'm preeeeetty sure I could figure them out on, oh, the second try at most.

beatrixkiddo1 (#2,988)

I think the most shocking thing here is that there are pay phones in New York that take in $2 whole dollars a day.

hershmire (#233,671)

About two months ago I had to use a pay phone in Chinatown and none of them took coins. You had to go buy some bullshit $10 calling card. Nuts to that.

/I never did make the call.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Haha they made some poor WSJ hedcut artist draw a pay phone.

Next up: New Yorkers rediscover old-style method of locomotion called "walking."

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