Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bolivian Payphones

In the fall of 2006 I did an internship with LDS Employment Resource Services in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  It was awesome and the funnest thing I did during my time as an undergrad at BYU.  While I was there I took pictures of myself "talking" on the payphones around town.  I'm sharing these pictures seven years after they were taken because I'm in a 2 1/2 hour long class and I'm bored.  So enjoy pictures of 22 year old Ben phony phoning on funny phones.  



This phone was in a park by my house that the locals described
as "dangerous."  While I was there I got heckled and yelled at.
I didn't go back.  




8 comments:

Melissa said...

I really, really love this.

Ben said...

Thanks, Melissa, I'm relieved. I was hoping that posting seven year old pictures of myself with ridiculous payphones would be at least a little entertaining.

Sister Daniel said...

Can all payphones look like this? I think more people would actually use payphones.

Sister Daniel said...

What the... apparently I haven't changed my setting since my mission.

Ben said...

Amy (I mean, Sister Daniel), I wish I could "like" your comments.

Zinah said...

haha! They have the funniest phones in Bolivia! I love the one with the leopord looking like it's gonna eat you and you're just having a casual conversation.

Leigh Cherry said...

Have you considered putting your hand on your right hip, instead of the left one? You know, just to switch things up. :)

Ben Schilaty said...

Good point, Leigh. It's tough being right handed.