Do You Still Use Your Phone Book?

Were you excited when it arrived recently, or is it collecting dust?

A familiar yellow bag, with a familiar yellow book has been arriving on door steps in the area this past week.

The 2012-13 phone book is here.

Once upon a time, the arrival of the latest phone book meant a chance to see if there were some new businesses you might want to patronize, a chance to toss out the old and bring in the new. A chance to see if they finally spelled your name right (they didn't). 

Today, more often than not, the phone book has been relegated to the pile of forgotten items. It's still in its yellow bag, weeks later, collecting dust. Or, it's recycled just as quickly as it arrives.

What about you? Are you using the phone book just as often as you did 10, 20 years ago? Do you use it at all? Do you wonder why we still get them, year-in, year-out, without fail? Take our poll and chime in below.

Dipper May 15, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I rip the pages out of old phone books to clean up my vomit after a long night at a Walsh owned establishment!
Spaceman47 May 15, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Green movement!?!? Cell phones and computers are way worst for the environment then cutting down trees in Canada that need to go!!!
Spaceman47 May 15, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Ron Brandt May 16, 2012 at 01:29 PM
My new phone book is not gathering dust, as it is still in its yellow plastic wrapper. It is on the floor in my garage and will soon make its way to the recycle pile.
Rich May 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I don't use the book as much as I used to but still find it useful for its intended purpose. As an example I was looking for an auto salvage yard to get a car part and could find none closer than Kearney on the web. The phone book had the one I knew existed in Whippany but could not find on the web.


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