Phoning It In

SNET pay phone - Merritt Parkway exit 42, Westport, CT Where is this sorry place — so god-forsaken, even its phone booth has been abandoned?

Some backwater cowtown in upstate Connecticut? The Berlin Turnpike?

Surprise!  It’s the Merritt Parkway exit 42 parking lot, right here in Westport.

SNET ceased to exist in 2005. You’d think over the past 4 years AT&T — or SBC, or whoever is now in charge — could close down their phone booth division properly.

PS:  Today is Clean-Up  Westport Day.  Enjoy!

5 responses to “Phoning It In

  1. Chip Stephens

    What’s a pay phone Daddy? Why would anyone need one of those everyone has a cell phone…

    • Hard to tell people you remember when pay phones were only a dime — not a quarter — when people don’t even know what a pay phone is!

  2. This is beginning to be sad. Remember when we had a Sam Goody?

    • Remember when we had 2 Sam Goody’ses? One where the Patriot Bank is now; the other a few yards away and across the street, where that shop with the yellow awning is at the entrance to Playhouse Square (immediately after Sam Goody it became Alphagraphics). No one could ever figure out why there were 2…