Pic Texts Pre-SMS

Back in the days before all cell phones were enabled with the ability to send picture messages, I would get a note from my cell phone company with a very long specific URL whenever someone sent me a picture. To see it I'd have to find a computer and punch in this needlessly long string of characters. I was on vacation with some friends once and one arrived with the message, "Rough." It was intriguing enough to inspire me to find a computer, log on to the hotel internet, and spend over a minute punching in the URL. I was ready to see some shenanigans from the night before that I'd missed out on or something like my friend riding a bike into the ocean. It was just a picture of my hotel room's bathroom, nothing amiss about it. I never checked another URL that anyone sent me.

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