Upgraded service – Friday Fictioneers

This week it was very hard to be inspired for some reason. But nevertheless here is my little contribution.

Friday Fictioneers is a wonderful group of bloggers from around the world who every week gather to write a story of 100 words (more or less). If you want to know more, go to Rochelle Wissoff-Fields page and check it out. If you only want to check out the great stories click the little blue guy at the bottom.

Copyright Danny Bowman

Copyright Danny Bowman

Notice: Change of service:

Due to the decreased number of calls made from telephone booths, AT&T is now rolling out a simplex version for a low-cost voice service. In customer service it has been noted that while some people just listens others just talk. To keep the prices affordable, you can now choose the “talk only” or the “listen only” version thereby keeping your expenses at an affordable level.
If you want to both talk and listen we recommend you to either occupy two telephones or get a subscription for a mobile phone.

We are always happy to serve

May 23, 2013

56 responses to “Upgraded service – Friday Fictioneers

  1. lately, I’d love to be on the other side of “listen only”, especially when I feel like I’m talking and saying nothing.

    good thoughts. 🙂

  2. I thought this was Friday FICTIONeers…this seems more like an actual notice that could be found on the customer service page of the AT&T website! Clever idea!

  3. Doesn’t seem that unrealistic does it – scary! Here we had phones that would only work with phonecards for a while – and a few of the traditional ‘red telephone boxes’ are now mini libraries (which I love) – I struggled with this one too – had about 4 ideas but struggled to choose one and get it written.

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  5. This is such a lovely idea. Maybe AT&T could develop a service matching talkers with listeners too to maximise profits.

  6. Dear Björn,
    For someone who struggled with the prompt this week, I’d say you’ve come out of it on top. A lot of truth in it which is why it’s funny (or tragic).

  7. I have a vision of the payphones being paired – one for talking, one for listening – but just too far apart for anyone to actually use them both at the same time. 🙂

  8. Intersesting how our vocabulary changes with the increase of electronics, especially in regards to telephone communications.

    Some folks might just want to listen to the weather, time, news for a few minutes. Maybe that’s what free internet at the local library is for?

    Thanks for your visit.

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