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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-27-06 05:33 PM
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13. I h8 phone books
Never use 'em. I have VOIP but the damned phone co STILL foists one of those damned paper hairballs on me every year. I just drop 'em in the recycle bin. Sheesh.
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  -Save a tree: opt out of receiving phone books. Fridays Child  Jun-27-06 04:29 PM   #0 
  - Verizon directory assistance: $1.25 per request.  aquart   Jun-27-06 04:32 PM   #1 
  - Use It's free.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 04:41 PM   #5 
  - Quick Question.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-27-06 04:35 PM   #2 
  - Now, OPERATIONMINDCRIME, did I say that this would save all trees?  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 04:49 PM   #6 
     - LOL  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-27-06 04:52 PM   #7 
     - Re-use newspaper as toilet paper to save more trees. Of course,  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:05 AM   #66 
     - LMAO!  im10ashus   Jun-27-06 05:55 PM   #22 
        - Zee point! Im10ashus gets zee point! Yay!  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 06:17 PM   #29 
           - Nah, Not Too Cynical. Was Being More Lighthearted Than Anything. Truth Be  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-27-06 06:47 PM   #38 
           - Hey, I knew it, all along!  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 06:59 PM   #40 
           - I'm sure OPERATIONMINDCRIME gets it too.  im10ashus   Jun-27-06 07:31 PM   #53 
              - Wanna Know The Inspiration? (C'mon, You Know You Want To)  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-27-06 08:33 PM   #58 
                 - There is actually something like that on the market.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 08:41 PM   #59 
                 - I Liked Mine Better :)  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Jun-27-06 08:44 PM   #60 
                    - Yes. Your v-shape design is, let me think how to say it...  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 08:54 PM   #61 
                 - How about a bidet? In parts of Europe, they're standard. n/t  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:07 AM   #67 
  - France has had digital "phone books" for decades. It's a one-time deal  karlrschneider   Jun-27-06 04:35 PM   #3 
  - That's a great idea.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 05:27 PM   #11 
  - i like having the phone book.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 04:39 PM   #4 
  - Are you saying that I must be environmentally above reproach...  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 05:06 PM   #8 
     - toilet paper is a much bigger waste than phone books.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 05:29 PM   #12 
        - I don't think anyone is advocating getting completely rid of paper...  Triana   Jun-27-06 05:37 PM   #14 
           - That's exactly what I'm saying but I guess QuestionAll just wants to...  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 05:45 PM   #15 
           - bevause to me, it's a silly idea...  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 05:51 PM   #19 
              - Go ahead and give up YOUR toilet paper  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 05:56 PM   #23 
              - :) :)  Triana   Jun-27-06 05:57 PM   #24 
              - americans are such hypocrites...  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 06:13 PM   #27 
                 - I don't even want to know the details.  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 06:40 PM   #35 
                 - you may find it silly- but it's a MUCH BIGGER WASTE of paper...  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 07:10 PM   #44 
                    - Well since using toilet paper prevents the spread of  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 07:21 PM   #50 
                 - Of course, you're not patting yourself on the back about it.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 06:50 PM   #39 
                    - i'm not the one starting threads with inane suggestions.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 07:08 PM   #43 
                       - "Inane" is insisting that I should continue to receive phone books...  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:42 PM   #56 
              - I have responded to you.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 06:35 PM   #31 
              - i understand hypocrisy just fine.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 06:43 PM   #37 
              - No honest effort to conserve, no matter how small, is hypocritical.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:14 PM   #47 
              - it's a meaningless gesture that takes no effort.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 07:17 PM   #49 
                 - Thankfully, we have you to tell us what is meaningful and what is not.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:36 PM   #55 
              - Reuse a damp sponge covered with fecal matter? It's going to have  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:13 AM   #70 
              - Toilet paper made from 100% recycled paper content is the answer.  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:10 AM   #69 
              - Toilet paper made with 100% recycled paper content is the answer.  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:08 AM   #68 
           - phone books represent a lot of jobs, too.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 05:47 PM   #16 
              - They needn't worry. Folks like you will keep them in business.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 05:51 PM   #18 
                 - while folks like you would rather put them out in the street?  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 05:52 PM   #20 
                    - Have you ever delivered phone books?  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 05:58 PM   #25 
                    - and yet people still do it...  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 06:15 PM   #28 
                       - Oh yeah I am sure that eliminating phone books  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 06:39 PM   #32 
                       - well- it's probably one of those jobs that americans refuse to do...  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 07:12 PM   #45 
                       - OK, your line of reasoning is getting a bit ridiculous now. n/t  lindisfarne   Jun-28-06 04:16 AM   #71 
                    - Oh yes. I'm all about putting people out of work.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 06:39 PM   #33 
                       - that's what this thread is pretty much all about.  QuestionAll   Jun-27-06 07:14 PM   #48 
                          - Are you pro hepatitis?  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 07:22 PM   #52 
                             - QA must have that extremely rare combination of psychiatric disorders...  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:32 PM   #54 
                                - "Ignore" is a wonderful thing! :) (n/t)  Triana   Jun-27-06 11:16 PM   #65 
  - Going to do just that! Thanks!  lonestarnot   Jun-27-06 05:07 PM   #9 
  - done!  lonestarnot   Jun-27-06 05:10 PM   #10 
  - Qu bueno!  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 05:50 PM   #17 
     - Es para los arboles! Viva los arboles!  lonestarnot   Jun-27-06 06:40 PM   #34 
  - I h8 phone books  Triana   Jun-27-06 05:33 PM   #13 
  - I adore phone books.  Iris   Jun-27-06 05:53 PM   #21 
     - A simple statement as to why this strategy wouldn't work for you.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:07 PM   #42 
        - ha! Thanks! I've been working on my "tone" lately!  Iris   Jun-27-06 08:28 PM   #57 
  - I think this is a good idea...  Imajika   Jun-27-06 06:04 PM   #26 
  - also recycle  killbotfactory   Jun-27-06 06:23 PM   #30 
  - Maybe you could use the pages as toilet paper?  proud2Blib   Jun-27-06 06:42 PM   #36 
     - It's pretty thin paper, so I imagine it would go down okay.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:05 PM   #41 
  - Pick up or have drop offs for the old ones  serryjw   Jun-27-06 07:14 PM   #46 
  - I can imagine.  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 07:22 PM   #51 
  - Of all the things to argue over  conflictgirl   Jun-27-06 09:12 PM   #62 
  - Pretty dumb, huh?  Fridays Child   Jun-27-06 09:52 PM   #63 
  - I'm in the same place. I get about 4 per year for my little  Scout1071   Jun-27-06 10:26 PM   #64 
  - Phone Books should be recycled by the distributors when they offer  LaPera   Jun-28-06 04:26 AM   #72 

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