I can toss a phone book at least 20 feet. I tried it on a whim.
Frustrated at seeing so many stacks of unwanted phone books at my apartment building, we decided to use them for once.
Should I throw it overhanded? Try to sling it? My shot put free-form style didn’t go as far, but I had more success when I tried to throw it underhanded. The papers flapped in the air, and the floppy book landed with a thud.
Doug was able to do better, and even my mom made a toss!
I know some people like using the yellow pages, but I really don’t. And if I didn’t need one directory, then I certainly don’t need two, or four, or even a companion mini size. I don’t like having to deal with something I didn’t want in the first place.
The opt out website was started last year by the Yellow Pages Association, which agreed, “It doesn’t benefit anyone to deliver a directory to someone who doesn’t want one.” Perhaps that will make the opt-out process a little less of a challenge.
But can it work? I see delivery companies deposit truckloads of phone books at apartment buildings, stacking them in a long wall next to mail boxes with no regard for individual addresses or preferences. The phone books stay there until someone else finally throws them out (or recycles them, I hope), and soon the next issue is delivered.
I opted out, but if the phone books keep coming, I’ll just work on my free throw before I recycle it. What else is there? I don’t need a booster seat, and I’m all set for garden mulch, thanks.
(Watch the video of phone books in flight…)