Tuesday, September 07, 2010

How many books do I need?

On Monday as I was cleaning out the garage, a young man
zoomed up our driveway on a Sego, swung his arm to put
a bag on our porch and off he went… Yes, on Labor Day.
Althought he looked like he was having more fun than work.

So I retrieved the bag and sure enough it was what I thought it
was… kind of… I thought it was the BLACK BOOK. But instead
it was the VERIZON book. For those who do not live in our area,
The BLACK BOOK is a phone book from Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho
(45 miles south of us) put out by the Hagadone Publishing Co.
Hagadone being a big company over many small companies.

This is not to be confused with YELLOW BOOK that is put out
by someone from Coeur d’ Alene, I don’t know whom.
Which is yellow outside of the book, with yellow pages first and
White pages last. Which covers 18 towns.

So here I sit with THE BLACK BOOK, THE YELLOW BOOK, and then
there is now, the VERIZON BOOK, (which our phone company isn’t
Verizon, or we are told, was sold to Frontier) and THE LOCAL BOOK.
THE LOCAL BOOK covers 16 tiny towns and areas. VERIZON BOOK only
covers 8 towns.

Just how many books do I need? And if a company is not listed in the
New Verizon book does that mean it isn’t in business anymore… or are
they just as confused as I am, to which book do you use?

Oh, well, at least this time I didn’t find the book in the ditch, which is par
for the course around this time.


Travis Gors said...

I know exactly what you mean. When the phonebook months roll around we average about one book per two weeks. We get the Qwest books, Verizon books, and some local book. It's absolutely insane. I'm hoping that my campaign to make phone book pages more absorbable will result in me being able to use these as bathroom tissue.

Margie's Musings said...

I always put one in the car and one by each home phone. That works out well for me.