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If Dex “knows” so much, then he should know that nowadays, most of us have the internet…
So, why are we still receiving these giant volumes of paper-waste that we’re either going to toss right into the recycling, use as doorstops or makeshift booster chairs? The answer to that is so far beyond me that I can’t even fathom a logical response. But while there may not be an answer as to why these things are still being produced, there is now a solution for those of us who would like to do our part to rid the greater population of this minor annoyance that continues to cause major damage to the environment.
It’s called yellowpagesoptout.com, and it gives the consumers the choice to receive only the directories they wish to receive or, better yet, to opt out of receiving any of them all together. Yes, it does involve a semi-bothersome registration process (because all online registration processes have a way of getting even the most patient and mild-mannered of our goats), but the burden of signing up is just a tiny price to pay to be free of the shackles of this giant, extraneous book. The plot isn’t even that good anyway.
Give it a go! And tell all your friends! Who knows, if enough of us opt out, maybe the people who make the Yellow Pages will opt out too.