Ian O'Doherty: The day I realised I was an old codger
Published 21/01/2011 | 05:00
So, there I am, standing in a phone shop, trying to explain to the guy behind the counter that as I am registered with O2, I should be able to buy a new phone and still keep my old number.
As I mentioned last week, I lost mine just before Christmas and had decided, through a combination of stubbornness and laziness, to see how long I could go without one.
Eventually, the missus put her foot down and said that I could either get a new phone or get a new place to live (the liberty of not having the phone was a boon for me but a pain in the arse for her when she couldn't find out when I was coming home).