Bearman Cartoon: Why I keep a Home Phone Line

Bearman Cartoon Reason to Keep a Home Phone Line

Hat tip to Colleen of Tix Comix who prompted my memory in my last post as to the main reason I keep my home phone line.   I lose my cell phone all the time in the house and am always using my home phone line to call it.  Sure I can use the locate function on iphones, but then I have to remember how to do it.  And what if I lost my cell phone during a power/internet outage?

Oh and look, I used my own handwriting on this one.  Now you know why I tend to type text.

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  1. Red says:

    If I ever lose mine, I may never look for it.

  2. Nef says:

    Hahahaha! I don’t always call my phone to find it. Sometimes, I ask other people to do it.

    And your handwriting isn’t bad, cry baby!

  3. duncanr says:

    you are not alone ! 😳

  4. Deb says:

    I haven’t lost mine as of yet, but calling it is a good idea if it’s gone missing in the house.

  5. Bo Lumpkin says:

    We only have one so if I want it my wife usually has it lookin’ at Facebook. I really seldom call anyone. I just answer when someone calls me. That is usually when I am eatin’, workin’ or nappin’.

  6. Comedy Plus says:

    Well it makes sense to me. We do the same thing. It’s just what needs doing way too often.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  7. Dr. Cynicism says:

    This toon and your last toon totally sent me down memory lane about home phone lines. I also keep one around–guess I’m old fashioned. Then I started thinking about beepers/pagers… wow I’m old.

    • Bearman says:

      I worked for a group that I was on call all the time so I had a pager in the 90’s. My girlfriend at the time hated it because I had to wear it all the time saying “you aren’t a doctor”

  8. Colleen says:

    Hey! I have a comic in my buffer on this theme. Could be months though before its published and it’s a slightly different twist. And your handwriting is fine!

  9. Colleen says:

    Mobile phones need a function like they have on some keychains: You clap real loud and it triggers it to give off a ringy dingy.

  10. Jim says:

    I’d say your hand writing is spot on, for cartoons.

  11. Nate Fakes says:

    I have been cell phone free since August of 2011. I don’t miss it! I have a great excuse for not picking up “I wasn’t home.” I can peacefully go about my day without being bothered AND my home phone is FREE!

    Downside: Last time my car broke down, I borrowed – like – 5 cell phones from strangers trying to contact people and I have no phone numbers memorized.

  12. Tony McGurk says:

    I have used my landline for the same thing many times. Compared to mine that’s excellent hand lettering.

  13. frigginloon says:

    I’m constantly ringing for mine. I wish my car keys would answer!!!!!

  14. Binky says:

    If you lose your mind, can you use your phone to locate it, too?

  15. lisleman says:

    We are contributing to the longevity of telemarketing companies with ours.

  16. I have money loaded on my skype account for that. So no house phone here.

  17. I keep the landline just because if I ever call 911, I won’t have to speak for the cops to find my house.

  18. Mark Stokes says:

    Date: 3060. Location: Smithsonian Museum.
    Son: “Look, Dad! What is it?”
    Father: “That, son, was called a telephone.”
    Son: “How does it work?”
    Father: “It’s too primitive to explain, son.”
    Son: “It’s so OLD! How did it plug it into their cerebral cortex?”
    Father: “Haha, son, they held it in their hands.”
    Son: “What are hands?”

  19. starla says:

    I usually don’t lose my phone much but if I do I just have Navar call my phone with cell phone. I try to put my cell in the same place after I use it that seems to help.

  20. DadaHyena says:

    I’m just surprised you still have a phone with a rotary dial!

  21. Mike says:

    I still have a rotary phone in my kitchen, just for the heck of it. Work for the incumbent phone company here, and figure that one day land lines will be a thing of the past. Got to admit though, my Blackberry can do a few extra things the old dial can’t. Cheers!

  22. Androgoth says:

    Great idea Bearman,
    and nothing wrong with
    your writing, it is
    much better than some
    of the writing I add on
    my tacky art 🙂 lol

    A great cartoon as always…


  23. Ahahahahh I think you don’t know how lucky you are.
    My phone’s always on silent.

  24. Chris K says:

    Plus it is good in case you forget to charge you phone. 🙂

  25. Jande says:

    I don’t have a celphone. I do have a mobile phone that goes with the land line, and also a GE mobile Skype phone which is always wanting to update after which you have to log in again on the teeniest tiniest screen ever. PITA

    The landline is always on answering machine and is used as a magnet for phonespam. Except when once a year at least mice get inside the outside box and chew the wires. (WHY do they do that? Better yet, why don’t they electrocute themselves doing it? o.o)

    Generally it’s very peaceful around here. Yesterday we received a message from the emergency weather people telling us to stay indoors and not drive anywhere until further notice. I was shocked. Someone finally used the phone for something useful! ;`D

  26. Jande says:

    I forgot I wanted to also say this: I think you could turn that hand lettering of yours into a unique Bearman font! Only five tries? Did you use an Ames Lettering Guide?

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