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telephone books
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My neighborhood yahoo group is SO ANNOYING that I want to rip my eyeballs out of their sockets when I have to slog through its online discussions; but every so often I learn something, so I remain a reluctant member.

This week was no different.

After another self-righteous and painfully long e-mail chain about phone books, since the neighborhood got its semi-annual doorstep delivery, I extracted two needles from this proverbial haystack. By the way, how something so benign and dull as a phone book can illicit such heated discussion should give you a clue about how starved my neighbors are for attention. Here are the two things that I learned:

  1. I haven't used my phone books in years.
  2. You can opt out of receiving them.
I don't always trust the efficacy of opt out venues, but I'll give it a try nonetheless.
As a result, I emptied an entire drawer in the kitchen after recycling all of the phone books. The only things remaining were a couple of old menus and a tape gun.

By the end of the week (yes, this discussion went on and on) another equally annoyed neighbor sent this message and I wanted to high-five him,
"UNCLE!  This lame string is beyond embarrassing now.  Please stop replying all.  Please."

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