Remember when you called someone and you didn’t have to ask where they were? You knew for a fact that they couldn’t be any further away from their home phone than the length of the fully outstretched phone cord would allow. That phone was attached to the wall and they were lucky if they could stretch the phone cord all the way to the kitchen to get a snack.
Well, you may not remember that. Chances are you were born into a cordless and mobile phone generation and will never know the shame of having your parents hover over every phone call or the glory of slamming down the phone in annoyance instead of quietly pressing ‘end’.
You know who does remember those days? The somewhat “demented” couple in this Aussie ad for Panasonic cordless phones, whose marriage improved immeasurably once they cut the telephone cord.