A Freakonomics Contest, Nostalgia Edition

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I was in California the other day and saw someone doing something that I haven’t seen done in a good while. I used to do it myself quite a bit, when I was in college, largely out of necessity.

 

What was it?

A piece of Freakonomics swag to the first correct guess.

 

Addendum: The answer to the nostalgia contest question is provided here.

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  1. Dan says:

    using a payphone?

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  2. Alistair Logan says:

    Was it us a pay phone?

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  3. Alan Zarky says:

    Hitchhiking.

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  4. Frank Vaughan says:

    Go to the laundromat.
    Use a pay phone.

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  5. Chrissy says:

    I think it’s rollerblading! I know this is a late post, so what’s the answer???

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  6. Paige says:

    Siphoning gas

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  7. Chuck W says:

    Writing a letter….

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  8. vmgillies says:

    using a typewriter

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