Thursday, 27 January 2011

When iPads Covered Sore Eyes


Back in those days we didn't have the home entertainment options that they have these days. Televisions were small and grainy and and their content was small-minded and grey. Computers were prehistoric and an iPad was something for covering sore eyes. So, when the local mill caught fire, people would flock outside to sample the free entertainment. The kids would gather around the fire to keep warm and even Auntie Doris was pushed outside so she wouldn't miss all the fun.

8 comments:

Michael and Hanne said...

Now, street entertainment is iPod, iPhone, drinking water out of a plastic bottle, all on a skate board whilst crossing the road. There has been an increase in pedestrian deaths in New York, so one councillor is trying to introduce a bye-law to ban all of the above whist crossing the road! Good for aunty Doris! She may have to add a crash helmet in the future!

Valerie said...

Goodness me, Alan, you're taking me back a few years. In my area it was floods that provided the entertainment. Not the sort we have these days, though, just the river flooding pavements enough to prevent us from going to schol or work. Folk travelled miles to see the swollen River Tame.

Alan Burnett said...

Val : I have a feeling that it says - somewhere in the Bible - "no more floods, the fire next time"

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Chairman Bill said...

I'd say most would be worried about not having a job to go to on the morrow.

John said...

Bought an iPad about three months ago to go alongside the iTouch - luv 'em.

www.dakotaboo.com said...

Ah, those were the days when a fire engine could actually get straight to the scene and not have to negotiate all the 100's of parked cars we have today.

Mmm said...

Haha. Reminds me of the time our chimney caught fire and all the firemen of the village came by...as well as all the villagers! Meanwhile my mother stayed indoors, making pots of tea for everyone whilst we scurried outdoor...me forced out with chix pox scabs adn PJ's. Oh lovely, that.