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Do kids even know what payphones are anymore?

THE FUTURE — I can only imagine the excitement and confusion when archeologists found things like the Rosetta Stone or Stonehenge. These things are amazing to look at, and you try and figure out why these ancient civilizations built them, what their purpose was and how they were constructed.

Much like the explorers and scholars who found these objects, this young archeologist came across something strange, unique and intimidatingly beautiful: a payphone.

This young man came across something that is almost as dated as the telegraph or the pony express. The boy’s face is a mixture of wonderment, fear and disappointment that humanity ever used this contraption.

The boy is clearly a sharp chap when he made some connections and asked, “Is this one of those old-fashioned phones?”

Yes, son, it most certainly is. We use to use them to call our mom’s to pick us up from the old picture house after taking in a show. We’d often search our pockets fruitlessly for a quarter, and when we came up empty-handed we cautiously dialed 1-800-Collect and hoped dad wouldn’t be too upset.

Am I the only one feeling old here?

Regardless, it’s pretty funny to watch this young man try and figure what this dated and bulky contraption ever added to society. If you only knew, young man; if you only knew.

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