Did you ever see that old Seinfeld episode called "The Junk Mail" when Kramer had it with Pottery Barn and took back all the catalogs they had sent to him? Well I'm feeling the same way now that I have received my fifth phone directory by two different companies since the New Year began – not to mention the plastic bags they arrive in.
And to borrow a phrase from George's father from an episode the week earlier, all I can seem to say is "Serenity Now!" as I take the steps necessary to remove myself from further deliveries.
If you would like to be spared similar frustration, check out the new and improved Yellow Pages Association Opt Out Consumer Choice website to adjust the quantity or stop delivery of all phone directories and yellow pages.
Simply register and enter your zip code to see all the directories that are printed for your area. You can then manage your subscriptions quickly and easily by either changing quantities, deleting certain publishers or opting out completely.
Stopping delivery of these excess directories obviously helps conserve energy, trees, fuel not to mention time when so much is available online. Plus with resources like Bing's 411 for mobile service (1-800-2464-411), you can get connected free and easy. Just remember to recycle those old directories lurking in the desk drawer. Serenity Now!