We were sitting in the kitchen this morning, enjoying a warm bowl of Malt-O-Meal while gazing out the window at this season’s first glorious snowfall. Thoughts of crackling fires, sledding, and whitewashing little Billy Peterson’s fat face in a snow bank filled our heads. And as our minds wandered to simpler times, there came a thud at the front porch. What could it be? Gramma’s homemade holiday brittle arriving early via UPS? The wool turtleneck we ordered from L.L. Bean just yesterday? An adorable puppy being abandoned in a charming basket that could later be re-purposed as a log holder near the hearth? No. Sadly, it wasn’t any of these things.
It was just another g*@damn, motherf*#!ing, piece of sh#t Yellow Book arriving. It seems every three days another one lands on our porch. The delivery van disappeared in a whirl of snow and fog before we even had time to pack a snowball.
As savvy blog readers, we know you likely find any goods and services you need right here on the internet. But we’re curious if you know anyone who still turns to the Yellow Pages (or whatever other publisher) as a reference tool? Do you have any clients who advertise in them? Granted, we (you included) are of a different generation, but we’re wondering if these things shouldn’t just go away for good. And we’re also wondering if you have any green ideas (aside from recycling, of course) on how to re-use these things? Please ponder while we reheat our Malt-O-Meal.