2011 Project365 (day197)

16th July 2011

On Thursday I was at Central Station heading home after Tai Chi, and was a bit fed up that due to delays my train was cancelled. I’d forgotten my mobile phone, so went to use a payphone at the station to call HD (as an aside, it’s years since I used a payphone and I was horrified to discover that the minimum amount is 60p!!! It was 10p last time I used one!). While I was on the phone I noticed out of the corner of my eye someone looking at me, turned round to see these lovely boys – friends of Auntie Doris who I’d got to know a little bit at Greenbelt and a bit more at her wedding last year. It turns out they were up in Glasgow for a gig, and for both of them this was their very first time in Scotland. None of us could believe that as soon as they step onto Scottish soil for the very first time, who should they see pretty much straight away!

As we went to Stirling yesterday we couldn’t meet up, but I met them in town this afternoon before they caught their train back down south, it was fantastic to catch up again, and I still just cannot get over how random it was that we just bumped into each other, particularly as the only reason I was there was that my train was cancelled – if it hadn’t been I would have left the station about 5 minutes before they arrived and we’d never have known! This afternoon was much nicer than marking essays I must say! (guess what I’m going to do now ….).

5 thoughts on “2011 Project365 (day197)

  1. Blimey – 40p last time I had to use a payphone. Makes me feel better, in one way, about giving in and getting a mobile phone.

    I’m sure it was 10p when I was in Guides, and we had to keep money for a phone call in our uniform pocket.

  2. 60p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I know, I couldn’t believe the 60p thing, no wonder nobody uses them any more! I had got 40p out thinking it would cover the minimum and a bit longer if I needed. I’m so behind the times.

  4. you can’t even find a pay phone in NYC
    and out here in the burbs we never had them
    I have had to ask to use someone’s cell or go into a store because I never charge my phone properly

    what a wonderful chance meet up
    the boys are very handsome

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