One of my biggest gripes ever, residential telephone directories.
So this morning, a gentleman was delivering the latest area telephone directory to every single address in my street, it would seem whether the address had a telephone line installed or not.
Someone is paying for this garbage, most likely, everyone who has a telephone line installed at their home. Some like me have a telephone line installed which is never used at all for landline calls. I don’t even have a phone plugged into the master socket, it is there purely for the broadband only. I don’t have access to cable, so a telephone line is my only option other than 4g which I could run off my phone or a MiFi, but it isn’t reliable enough where I live.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I even thumbed through the pages of a residential telephone directory. I’m actually struggling to see the point of their existence. They are pure recycling fodder, through the door and once I’ve stripped the needless plastic wrapper, it goes straight in my green lidded bin. Every time I swap telephone provider for a better broadband deal, I always opt for ex-directory because I can’t see the point of publicly having a telephone number linked to my address for some mass marketing moron to abuse.
This morning though was a bit of a winner. I actually managed to open the door before the bloke delivering the directory was able to shove it through my letterbox. I politely told him to give it to someone else.
Why don’t the Government just take action to stop residential telephone directories from even being printed?