One day my son asked me why Moviefone was called, well, MovieFONE. Despite it now being an app on my smartphone I grinned and explained that once upon a time you had to actually call a phone number (usually on some push button device archaically known as a “land line” now) to find out when a movie was playing. A pleasant man named Mr. MovieFone would answer and help you cycle through the various genres of films, titles and theaters until you settled on something and hoped that the time you took getting said info didn’t make you miss your movie.
Today the #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow hashtag was bubbling on Twitter, and while the memories were mostly fond, I related most to the many struggles that make today’s “firstworldproblems” (what, no wifi at Grandmas??”) seem like child’s play.