I saw three...

@BarBaraPrz (19403)
St. Catharines, Ontario
October 26, 2012 8:06am CST
I went out with a friend yesterday and saw three head scratchers... 1. At IKEA, the pay phone in the entrance area had an extra keypad so that a person could text from it. I just can't imagine anyone needing to text from a pay phone. 2. At Value Village, passing the toy department I noticed a toy ATM... well, when I was a kid we had toy cash registers, so I guess modern day kids would play with a toy ATM. 3. On the drive home, following a car with the personalized license plate reading NEXTTIME ... next time what? I wonder.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Oct 12
Sometimes people might have texting capabilities on their cellphones but no calling minutes. Happens to my teen daughter all the time, she uses all her minutes so can only text. So you might want to text to a cellphone, rather than call. Or maybe they just want to text to a computer. Someone using Gmail for instance, can receive SMS messages from a phone through their email account. But mostly, younger people love to text and hate to call. It's this generational thing, I think. Kids know money comes out of ATMs. They would love it. The problem is that it doesn't teach them that you have to put money into the bank before you can take it out. My kids thought ATMs were just magic money machines where you went when you didn't have any money left and the ATM would give you more. NEXTTIME - well, might be a great conversation starter. It certainly piqued your curiosity, right?
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct 12
You could be right about the texting bit. I don't understand how that works.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
26 Oct 12
Haha! The things you notice when you're out! Did the toy ATM have a hidden camera in it so the kid could practice fleecing people lol. Amazingly, when I found out there was an e-petition to stop those godawful self-service tills I duly signed, only to be confronted by the fact that I was only the 14th person to do so. I guess most people don't get irate over things I do..well, it's obvious actually isn't it?
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
I didn't really examine the toy ATM, just noticed it in passing. At first glance, I thought it was a toy stove.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
27 Oct 12
I used to have one of those!
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Oct 12
I'm assuming you mean you had a toy stove... When I was a kid, we had a toy fridge and kitchen sink, but no stove. Now I know why. You had it!
@anklesmash (1417)
28 Oct 12
The only one I can understand is the toy ATM,children often pretend to be their parents and do things that grown ups do when they play.That's why they also sell toys like pretend mobile phones and why litter girls often totter around on their mothers high heels.Probably even without a pretend ATM some children would pretend something else was an ATM machine.Though I suppose the ability to text may come in useful if the person they are trying to contact isn't answering the phone they maybe more likely to get a text than an answer phones message.
@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Oct 12
Yes, (most) children can imagine all sorts of things. I remember pretending the dresser was a mailbox, using the space between drawers as the mail slot.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
27 Oct 12
U are lucky u didn't see more, lol.Hope your weekend is going to suit u.
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Oct 12
Well, so far it's been a real peach... not. Besides the awful weather, my back is really acting up, to the point where I couldn't stand up from my chair earlier today without a lot of pain. Had to walk bent over to get to where I was going.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
NextTime I'll be following you? There are so many funny things that we can find everyday in our lives. There's humour everywhere. That's why i love my life.
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
Hmmm... your interpretation leads to more speculation...
@p1kef1sh (45642)
27 Oct 12
So which one scratched your head? Did it feel good because it is one of he best things in life...if your head itches. If not it is better converted to a massage. That's good too.
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
You are so right. Wanna exchange head massages?
• United States
26 Oct 12
Times sure are changing, aren’t they? Yeah, next time, what? Makes one wonder.
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Oct 12
The plate was on a small car, so maybe the suggestion of a Rolls fits.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
26 Oct 12
NEXTTIME they'll get a Rolls Royce, maybe? A toy ATM....going to teach 'em early how to spend money? And.....I can't understand what has happened to using a telephone to T A L K. Has that gone the way of the cash register?
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@BarBaraPrz (19403)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Oct 12
A Rolls, you say? Could be.