Spotted in the Wild: They Shoot Pay Phones, Don’t They?

Empty Pay PhoneI spotted this sad fellow outside of the Silver Lake Trader Joe’s over the weekend and it made me wonder, in an age of ubiquitous mobile phones and always-on connectivity, how much priority the phone company places on repairing busted pay phones? I don’t remember the last time I used a pay phone (unlike some people), but something about staring into this bleak, empty socket really makes me melancholy.

Click to embiggen, but it ain’t gettin’ much better.

4 thoughts on “Spotted in the Wild: They Shoot Pay Phones, Don’t They?”

  1. the best one around is the one on the top of coldwater canyon by the firestation. reminds me of the mojave phonebooth…

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