Rediscovering Old Practices.

Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.
Deaks

Deaks

DEAKS takes you through his life's adventures, from leaving Rainsford Grammar School for the 'Advanced of Learning' to the present day, growing old disgracefully without shame or regret.


So, inspired by Tracie’s trimmed bush and G&T breakfast, I got thinking about what new delights I have discovered during lockdown. 

I am really loving that I have rediscovered the long lost art of “speaking on the telephone”.  Humans used to do this before texting was invented and thus many of our younger readers will be unaware of this age old  tradition.  It’s enlightening to hear friends and family on the “telephone” and I would encourage you all to attempt this form of communication. 

NOTE: For the avoidance of doubt the “telephone” is the device that you use for a multitude of other activities but rarely speaking on and which can often be found in your right hand. 

Whilst it is marvellous rediscovering the ancient tradition of “speaking on the telephone” this tradition has evolved with the aid of modern technology to include seeing as well as hearing. This is achieved by devices (aka Apps) called WhatsApp (not “What’s Up” Granddad!) and Zoom. This involves two or more people appearing on the “telephone” screen at the same time and modern practice often involves drinking copious amounts of alcohol, the participants trying to consume more alcohol than one another in the allotted time.  Indeed I’m looking forward to the pubs opening so that I can drink less! 

I do hope that when lockdown ends the art of “speaking on the telephone” will continue to be observed. It will be nice to know what my children actually sound like from time to time! 

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5 Responses

  1. Some EXCELLENT points & observations there, Deaks….and you have BEATHEN ME TO IT, you bugger, as I was going to do ‘a bit of a piece’ about ‘THE OLD DOG & BONE’.
    However, I’ll reply to this piece ‘AGL’ (at greater length) once I’ve had some ‘ugly sleep’ as yet again I AM ABSOLUTELY KNACKERED after yet another neet RESTOCKING THE FISHYFINGERS oop at Tesco and NO SLEEP for the past 26 hours!

  2. How many practice shots before she got this right. Is it your wife/whatever, who does not appreciate your humour ? Like we do, keep going

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