Who uses the phone book?

So like a lot of people, a phone book shows up in a plastic bag in my driveway.  Seems like it happens a couple of times each year.  For whatever reason this weekend I decided to open the bag.  Yes, it is smaller than I remembered.  It is also apparently very eco-friendly addition produced by Hibu .

Now, I am sure somebody keeps them and uses it a few times a year.  My household does not, fortunately today is garbage day so it is now in the recycle bin.  I did learn about www.yellowpagesoptout.com and have now opted out of the three available books.  Now what?

Do you have Google?  Then why would you need a phone book.  I feel kind of the same way about Angies List .  I firmly believe it is great to get recommendations but I prefer to get them from friends not strangers.  Again, I can see why some people need this sort of service.  Sort of a shame though, relying on an online forum rather than human beings you know.  So like all things I take a look at the insurance side of things.

In the yellow pages there are 200+ insurance companies listed.  Some are agents who take on numerous listings.  Others are names I recognized that are no longer in business.  I suppose I hope that they are not paying for these listings but some have full blow ads.   This is sad to me but hey; do whatever works for you.  I do wish I new who called them because of these ads, that would be much more interesting than the ad itself.

Bottom line, my phone book is my phone.  If there is not a number in my personal listings then I search via Google or even Facebook.  How about you?

 

Either way, just a thought.

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