Hello, it's me....
Yesterday I was at my company's Stampede party. While in the ladies room I noticed a pay phone on the wall. You see, Ranchman's (where my party was held) is as old as the hills. It's about as classic and cowboy as any bar in Calgary can get. It's so traditional that it's been used in movies. It's so traditional that it still has a payphone in the vanity area of the ladies room. Impressed when I saw it I pointed it out to Christina, my bathroom buddy (because, girls can't go to the bathroom by themselves) and we marveled at how "vintage" it was. In actuality I think it was one that had been produced in the 1990's- so much for vintage. We both babbled on about how back in the day the payphone was only a quarter or 25¢ but then they bumped it up to 35¢ at the beginning of 2000. Well, as I was chatting and poking and looking at the phone my eyes zoomed in on the tiny little writing up by the coin slot:
You read that right, 50¢! When the heck did they change that?! Apparently the change became legal sometimes in June 2007. I'm shocked. I guess I don't really use payphones that often- well ever since June of 2007.
- Do you carry emergency change with you in case you need to use a payphone?
What do you think?