Remember Pretty in Pink? Oh come on. I know you do. Molly Ringwald, the redhead from Breakfast Club.
AnyHOO, she was was the gal from the wrong side of the tracks, but she had a car…at age 18…a bloody car ! At age 18. Ok, so it was a crappy piece of shit, Carmain Ghia and her Prince Charming drove a Porsche, but it blew my mind, that 18 year olds in America, all had their own cars, even the so called poor ones. Mindblowing stuff altogether !
AND she had her own phone (a pink push button one) in her own bedroom. Very unlike the clunky yoke that stood on our hall table, that everyone had to share. She could put one caller on hold and take an incoming call. I so wanted to be able to tell people “hang on, I’ve got another call.” American domestic life all seemed so exotic in the 80’s !