Somewhat worse for wear…
There but for the grace of God go I.
Grammatically, this line looks and feels odd, so I looked it up.
Oh, Internet, how I adore you sometimes!
You can find a helpful explanation here.
I’m also playing along with Carmi‘s Thematic Photographic meme this week. Click on over to see what else is “Somewhat Worse for Wear.”
So, I take it you didn’t hear that line coming from one or the other of your parents at least once a month when you were growing up? I did and had it explained to me as a child. I don’t question the grammar of sayings from my parents – it is either deliberate or correct.
Pay phones have been in great demand in NYC since the hurricane. A lot of young people, very tech savvy with their smart phones have been a bit confused by those “obsolete” pay phones. Pretty interesting, I think.
This particular one is truly obsolete — it is no longer attached to a “land line” and there is no ear/mouth piece!
Mostly the pay phones round here have been vandalised. But there aren’t many anyway. Love your photo!
Blast from the past. I remember when there was one on virtually every corner, not they are all but impossible to find.
lol I love how the first line is just “STOP” with a hand. Stop what? Stop moving and listen for a tone? Where is the tone coming from? And why would I insert a coin? LOL! this really made me laugh!
We still have a coin box in our village but I’ve never seen anyone using it.
Ah yes, the lost telephones, that I actually discovered two of just last week! Was I ever surprised, and yes I snapped it too! I mean it isn’t everyday you find these anymore! I like how worn the coin slot is!
Some of us still have never owned a sell-phone!!1111one!