Shame-faced fourteen-year-old, Katie Billocks, was spotted making a call from a public phone booth yesterday evening.
"My mobile just freaked out on me, honest it did!" she pleaded to passers-by as they gave her knowing looks. "I had no choice," she said when we went round to her house to investigate. "I just had to get in touch with Becky!"
But when the embarrassed teenager finally managed to speak to her best friend on the public telephone, bad things happened. "She couldn't understand a word I was saying, she's so used to txt mssgs that normal phone speak was way beyond her."
Worse still, the two have fallen out over the unfortunate incident.
"Becky feels too embarrassed to be Katy's friend," said Becky's new best friend, Jennifer Zipple. "In fact, she's not txting to her anymore."