I arrived home today to find these antiquated monstrosities laying on my doorstep. Thankfully the weight of these texts kept them from blowing all over the place like the newspapers I don’t ask for. For some reason I was left two, and with the vacant house two doors down that made a total of three I had to heave into the recycle bin.
It’s been years since I actually went through the process of pulling a phone book off the shelf, thumbing through it, and running my finger down the inky pages to locate a number. I’m guessing most people simply use google or favorite search to type in the company name and zip code. Simply search, “plumbers” and “denver” to find their information in seconds.
How long before these fall the way of the cassette tape answering machines? Do they even have yellow pages salespeople? (If yes how do they support their families?) I give them another five years, and we’ll see each other at the dumpster when I’m combing for vintage CD changers and VCRs.