things i am thankfull for part 5

How did any of us function before Caller-ID? Can you even imagine a world that required answering the phone without knowing who’s on the other end? Think of what we as a nation could have done with all the time we spent talking to people we didn’t want to. We could’ve cured diseases, worked towards world peace or watched lots more TV. Instead? We picked up the phone and had to talk to Aunt Ruth for an hour and a half about her miserable marriage, all the while rolling our eyes and scouring our brains for clever ways to get off the phone. Then there were the telemarketers. You were almost afraid to answer the phone and hear that distant voice ask, “Yes, may I speak to Mr. Moonzo?