Thursday, June 24, 2010
Does this stack of phonebooks look familiar to anybody?
Remember the days of ONE new phonebook a year? What happened to them? I don't know about you, but lately it seems like every time I walk down the driveway to get my mail I find another phonebook in a plastic bag hanging from my mailbox. We have a phonebook for the northern part of our county, a phonebook for the southern part, a huge book strictly for Yellow Pages, another book just for businesses, another for businesses AND Yellow Pages, another for residents AND Yellow Pages. I'm sure somewhere in that stack, there's even a phonebook for my pets.
I can remember the days of looking forward to my new phonebook. The old one had gotten dog-eared, so the replacement of a brand new book was downright nice. But I never asked for 6 new books, some big and fat, some so compact you need a magnifying glass to read the words and numbers.
In this day when many don't even have land lines anymore, wouldn't you think the phonebooks would decrease in number instead of go the other way? I don't get it. Why do I need so many? Anybody have a clue?
I'm not mad, I'm just mystified. And getting rid of them is another story. ALL THAT PAPER GOING STRAIGHT TO OUR LANDFILLS. Ugh!