The new edition of the Yellow Pages will be
distributed hurled intrusively onto your driveway soon. The project — which wastes enormous amounts of fuel as drivers deliver a product that wastes enormous numbers of trees, and which no one uses these days anyway — begins around September 22.
If you’re one of the 100% of Westporters who believe the Yellow Pages — and if not them, their current distribution system — should go the way of the Flivver and the fax, you’re in luck.
According to the 1st selectman’s office, you can opt out of “future phone book deliveries” by visiting www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. If you opt out 60 days in advance of the delivery, you will not receive the current publication. (Today is July 27. I know, I know…)
Supposedly, data submitted will never be used for marketing purposes, and will not be given to third parties.
You can also use those links to request directories. As if.
If you have “concerns” about the Yellow Pages, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name, address, contact information and specific details about why you’re concerned.
Meanwhile, if you’ve got any strategies for stopping the even more intrusive — as in, every week — Minuteman, click “Comments” to share.