Every month it seems I get a new phone book. In my house right now, I have
- The Talkiing Phone Book (doesn’t talk, it’s just like evey other phone book)
- The Community Phone Book
- Your Community Phone Book
- Verizon White Pages
- Verizon Yellow Pages
- Neighborhood Phone Directory
Yes, that’s right, even my neighborhood had to get in on the action and the civic league now produces a bound phone book of the entire neighborhood.
Most of the phone books are delivered to me in duplicates. I don’t know, maybe I do need multiple copies of thousands of phone numbers and worthless ads and just don’t realize it.
One time I actually caught the person delivering the phone books. I say “caught” because delivering this unwanted crap should be a crime. I “caught” the guy at the foot of my driveway as he was about to lauch the volumes onto my property.
I asked him, “Why are you giving me two of these phone books when you gave me two of the same ones six months ago?”
He said, “I can give you up to four but anything more than four and you have to make a special request to the company.”