I was meeting a friend tailgating in a parking lot by Solider Field but couldn't find him. At this point in the '90s (I don't remember what year) most young people had cell phones but I still didn't. I had to borrow a stranger's phone to call my friend. I was baffled for what seemed like an extraordinary long time before saying something like, "I don't think your phone is working. Could you try this number for me?"