I do it, and I think it's a hangover (because I'm old) of using landlines because the vast, vast majority of area codes are five numbers long. So I've just carried that over.Is it a natural instinct?
My brain is certainly wired that way.
We used to have this bad boy, that me mam used to lock. But we used to tap the number out on the receiver, getting zero was always a gamble though, just the right amount of pause would do it (if i remember correctly)Like My first office phone. The business I worked for was phone number 636363, hard to forget.
That's just not right.I put it to pals in WhatsApp groups and all kinds of shite came back, including 3-3-2-3 and 3-3-3-2. What kind of fresh hell is this?
I'd take the cumbersome, aggressive, 5-6 formation over any of these silly ones with 3 or 4 'at the back'.That's just not right.
I remember when they first added a number to the area codes it causing a bit of confusion for a while before settling into the 5-3-3. I think it was a 4-3-3 originally (as the area code was just 4 digits). Those 3-3-2-3 types are like Jonny Foreigner Manager's coming to the old English Division 1 in the eighties with their la-de-da formations against our rigid 4-4-2's!
Whenever something happens to the royal family, I'm always taken aback that there are people who think it's something other than a ludicrous, anachronistic circus.
I love how the BBC have felt the need to broadcast it to overkill proportions on BBC1 and BBC2. What about the covid situation BBC? you have seen fit to ram that down our throats everyday for the last year. What ever will we do? (sarcasm) without your up to the minute (overbearing) reporting.This brings me nicely to a pissed off post.
Whenever there is some kind of big news why is it on every channel - isn't that the whole point of 24hr news channels? Sure, have a news flash but then can we continue with the schedule and keep the news on the, erm, news channel where people who wish to watch the 10 minute cycle of the same news until something new happens can do so.
And another thing on the news, why do they send reporters to places in stories to tell us things like "this is the house where the murder took place." Ok, a picture of it on the screen would have done, the news reader could have told us that. You don't need to send someone to go stand outside the house like some ghoul.