July 22, 2010

Phonebooked...

Holy crap, have the phone book people never heard of trying to save the environment? I saw this photo on the web, and gotta admit we have a pile at least this big at work...

13 comments:

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Bloody hell. That is a disgrace, especially as most telephone numbers can be obtained through the internet. Maybe they should start a new scheme whereby they only supply them to people who request them?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, the day will come when phone books will be but quaint memories.

Penny Lane said...

Not until the current generation of seniors is gone because most of them would be aghast and/or lost at the thought of there being no more phone book or yellow pages, internet be damned!

Daij said...

who even uses a phone book anymore? what a total complete waste of paper.

Lauren said...

Oh my... I still use the phonebook... but yeesh. I hope they aren't cutting down trees for those suckers anymore. I mean, they should have plenty to recycle into more reject phonebooks.

TICKLEBEAR said...

for the old folks, there's a thing called "4-1-1"... just how often would they need it anyway? it doesn't warrant this waste of paper. i've stopped years ago keeping those, even if there are 3 kinds delivered to the building i live in. this pile is nothing, as there are almost 240 apartments here... imagine the mess!!
shameful!!!
:(~
HUGZ

Michael Rivers said...

We have a pile like this outside my condo. Makes me sick each time I see it. The phone company needs to start an process where people order a phone book if they want it. Such a waste!

Bodaciousboomer said...

I haven't looked at a Yellow Pages since God was a child. What a waste!

Jabacue said...

Phonebooks are on the same path as newspapers....oblivion.

Mike said...

Every year, they drop dozens of these in the vestibule of my building. I don't think anyone takes them and they end up in the recycle bin. Who do we need to call about this insanity?

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

We asked about cutting down the number of books that came to the office, and were told it is one set of books per telephone line, basically on automatic pilot. Pretty outdated thinking, I think.

erin said...

I get five phone book a year delivered to my door step.
I usually try and call someone to take them back, they always say they will but no one ever does.

So sadly, they end up in the trash.

Linda Medrano said...

I have a pile this big at my house. Who are these people?

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