My childhood dream was to be a grocery store cashier. I loved the beep of the price scanner and the click of the keys on the register that I imaged felt satisfying to press. I still find comfort in certain sounds and touches like I did as a kid. So it makes sense that I've had an obsession with landline telephones brewing in me for as long as I can remember. Before modern cell phones went full touchscreen, phones were unique, with tactile buttons that had clicks and dings, smooth plastic bodies that felt good against your ear, and curly cords you could fiddle with while talking on a particularly long phone call.
Oct-15-2020, 11:00:00 GMT