So, a Facebook friend posted a photo with the caption "Click LIKE if you remember this." It's a photo of an old CB radio. Remember those?
I understand they're still in use where practical in rural areas and in some semi trailer trucks driven by veteran truckers.
I remember the citizens band radios being a fad in the 70s. All the cool kids with cars had to have them. I remember they used to play some sort of game where they'd drive around town looking for each other - I think they called it a "rat race."
My friends and I were still 5 or 6 years away from driving and we couldn't wait to get in on that action. In fact, two of the boys in my neighbourhood had CBs set up in their bedrooms. They had all 40 channels and they'd talk to each other using the CB code language and slang all the time. I had a set of walkie-talkies and ONE channel - channel 14.
I remember begging my father to buy me a CB so I could join the conversation. I clearly remember what he said. "Rob, why wouldn't you just use the telephone?"
He was so smart.