I have lived at my address for less than 4 years. But oddly enough I have received about 12 new phonebooks in that time. Today, I received 3! Do you believe it?? THREE! I have not used a phone book in years!!!
I received a lovely two inch book from Yellow Book serving Westminster/Carroll County for 2008-2009.
Ooh.. lookie here, I have a totally bodacious 2.5 incher serving Greater Baltimore from Verizon!!!
Oh.. and I can't say enough about the honking THREE inch book serving the entire 410/443 area code from... ooh... Verizon again!
I can't take it anymore!! This is the single most ridiculous thing in my opinion... I wonder if I can find Greater Baltimore numbers in my 410/443 book? What do you think? I also can't help but wonder if Westminster is in the Greater Baltimore area..
Hold on.. I'm checking...
Nope... it ends at the reservoir.
So, I have decided that I need to figure out how to stop the phone books from coming. First place to look is, on the book itself... no number, no email... but there is a website on verizon books www.directorystore.com let's go there real quick. Hm.... I'm not seeing the "take me off the mailing list" link.
So, I googled the phrase "how to stop phone books" and it got 70,700,000 hits in .26 seconds. Gee, if I was marketing a product and got hits like that, then I'd be a millionaire. So, I'm cruising the hits... most are blogs..
I did find this: http://www.paperlesspetition.org/ so, I signed the petition .
I also came across some phone numbers to try to call:
Yellow Book: 1-800-929-3556 or 1-888-400-5914
Another blogger suggested to call this number :Call 1-(877)-243-8339... I'm not sure who this is, but hey... it might be worth it.
Well, at least I can donate these books to the arts center, we use the paper in my pottery class :")