- Posted by Johanna on November 1, 2008 at 10:04 am
- Category: Meta
I have an old telephone. I mean, a really old one.
It’s from the days when there was just one Telephone Company — in fact, the sticker on the bottom says “Property of the Wisconsin Telephone Company.” (No, I don’t know the details of how it got from there to here.) As you can see, it’s a rotary, and it’s heavy as all get out. It could double as a defensive weapon; if you swung it at someone, it would definitely put them out.
I don’t want to just throw it away, in part because I’m pretty sure it contains the kinds of metals that contaminate the water table. But I don’t know what to do with it. We thought of maybe donating it to a theater company, for use as a prop, but I don’t have connections with any locally. Does Goodwill take these kinds of things? Is there a better use for it?