“Just another manic Monday”, I told myself as I woke up and getting got my coffee. I noticed my cordless phone that said “Connecting…” meaning that it could not find the signal.
“Great, just what I need with a conference call at High Noon!” What was I going to do?
I then called my father, master of all things communication and tech (in my book, at least) and he reminded me to use the “old school” corded phone I had for the call.
So I picked up the phone to make sure I had a dial tone, disconnected the landline phone from its usual place and connected it to the modular jack near my desk and I was ready to roll with 5 minutes to spare.
The lesson here, always have a landline phone stashed away, you never know when you may need it.