Monday, September 30, 2013
Well, "everybody" apart from homeless, weirdos, great-grandparents (fuddy-duddy types) and farmers from places where there isn't mobile phone coverage, correct?
Normal people in bog-standard western economies (ie Australia) all have mobile phones, correct?
Five of the Wayside Tavern staff do not have a mobile phone. Weirdos? Drug-addled loonies? People on the run?
A married man in his forties, A married woman in her thirties, and three single ladies.
Each of them is as normal and well adjusted as can be. They've just never ever had a mobile phone.
The married man is a most suave and interesting chap, has spent most of his life overseas or working on cruise ships, mostly as a senior clerical officer/manager.
The married woman is a former law student now married to a tradesmen who is on a long-term contract in the district.
One of the single girls is a chemo nurse in her mid-thirties, very slim, very attractive and intriguing, having a break from her career, spending a year working in "the general economy".
Another is a very attractive and interesting girl in her mid-twenties, working to accumulate a grubstake.
The other is a super-duper attractive twenty year old girl with a most infectious smile, who makes an adventure of everything. She's already been all around the world.
And none of them have a home phone or landline either.