Who The F*ck Needs A Phone Book Any More?
It's almost hard to believe that they still exist, but at least once a year, I come home to find a 500+ page Yellow Pages sitting on my doorstep. I kick it to the side, then, three weeks later, when I've grown sick of looking at it when I enter and exit my house, I throw it away. Never once opened.
You see, I have the Internet, so I'm able to use things like Yelp!, Google, CitySearch, and Facebook to get referrals to businesses. Sure, I don't know where to take my car to get its mufflre replaced off hand, nor do I know where to order flowers, but I can figure it out without thumbing through a dead tree.
My friend Pete has a photo gallery on Facebook called "Who The Fuck Still Uses A Pay Phone?" and it chronicles people on the streets of NYC who are using a pay phone for one reason or another. Well, who the fuck still uses the Yellow Pages? Apparently there is some quiet demand or some stupid advertisers, because that unwieldy bitch doesn't seem to be getting any smaller year after year. Perhaps you could leave your local Yellow Pages peddler a similar sign to let him know that his (tiny) profits aren't more important than the resources wasted to print those things?