Re: Feeling old
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Fri, 30 May 1997 13:20:36 -0500
Joe Servos wrote:
> Thought I would share a cute camp moment.
> Recently at our camp, one of the cubs needed to call home to have
> mom bring a missing essential. I showed him the wall phone in the camp
> kitchen, and left him to call.
> A few minutes later he came out and told me that he had no idea how
> to use a phone with a rotary dial.
I love it! This happened to me at Bear Creek Scout Camp, my first year
with the troop. I took poor homesick James, 11 years old, to the rotary
phone, sat him in front of it and told him to call 1-800-collect, as he
had never made a collect phone call, and stepped away to give him some
privacy. Silence, so I looked back. He was trying to put all 10
fingers on the right numbers inside the dial at the same time. He had
pressed them all individually, but that didn't work, so he was trying to
press all of them at the same time!
Trading Post Staff, 1997 National Jamboree
Webelos Den Leader, Pack 1087
Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Sam Houston Area Council - Katy, Texas
mailto:JCPorter@ix.netcom.com OR! firstname.lastname@example.org
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bs before.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City