My neighbor said he was cutting the chord and getting rid of his landline muttering, “I’ve had this number for 40 years and I’m done with AT & T. Too many scam and robo calls!”
“It might stop working tomorrow, or anytime!” he said. “Use my mobile number.”
Three days later, I got a call from him.
“Hey, I thought you were going to get rid of the landline. Looks like it’s still working,” I said looking at the mantissa on my home phone.
“Yea,” he said. “I still have it. I’m over 70 years old now. How in the hell would I find my cell phone if I got rid of the landline!”