As I was playing flip, I ran across an “I Love the 90s” on VH1. They were at the point where they were discussing caller ID. I had completely blanked on caller ID as a phenomenon. I guess because, surprise, surprise, we don’t have it. I’m probably one of the only people left in the United States with both a land line and no caller ID. I have NO IDEA who’s calling. It’s kind of like a little daily surprise. Sure we have annoying solicitors calling. We also have Keb’s friends, my family, and various charities calling as well. It’s always a crap shoot as to which one we’ll get. Because I don’t have caller ID at home, I actually don’t pay attention to it on my cell phone. Sometimes I remember to look at the screen, but usually I’m so busy trying to pick up the call in time, I don’t actually have time to look. That’s OK too. I kind of like it. In a world of technological predictability, it’s nice having a little something you don’t know.
BTW, Men in Work — “Who Can It Be Now” doesn’t hold up under current caller ID rules and regulations. Nor does “Jenny 867-5309”. In fact, I think harassment and stalking laws apply for that one. Although, I admit to wanting it as a phone number. NO ONE could claim to forget it. 🙂