Life Before Smartphones 3 of 5: Taking Down a Girl’s Number (While You’re Hammered) in the Days Before Smartphones
Back in the bad-old-days you’d have to spontaneously devise some kind of complex memory system that utilizes all of your nearby friends. Example: each drunken knucklehead could be trusted to memorize one single digit of the overall phone number. The following day you could gather your friends and line them up against the wall like the Usual Suspects, and theoretically you’d have the complete phone number standing there before your eyes, though not necessarily in the right order. Then it’s only a matter of swapping your friends around “Price is Right”-style, auditioning different combinations with your rotary phone. You’ll get her sooner or later.
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