At the antique mall, we came across a booth with old phones in it. The Ginger started playing with a push button one, when I spotted the rotary. I asked him to figure out how to make a phone call with it, and when I saw that he struggled, I pulled out my phone (through the massive giggles) and recorded his efforts.
I had to video tape him, don't judge me. This video is hilarious to me. My grandmother had a rotary phone, and I remember having to use it to call my parents. Standing there yesterday, watching a boy who can beat 57 levels of the latest video game not be able to dial a number on a rotary phone... priceless to me.
So, here it is, the video of The Ginger struggling with a rotary phone. The video is about half the time he actually struggled with it, as I didn't bring out the video camera until he had been trying to figure it out for a few minutes.
Watching him try and decipher how this phone worked made me feel old as hell, though. Maybe next week I'll show him a cassette tape with a walkman and really make myself feel like a spring chicken again. Sheesh.