Back before the age of technology, …
… before the prevalence of Facebook, Google, Twitter…
… before the times of Myspace and Friendster…
… even before the widespread use of the World Wide Web…
… people stalked each other through the White Pages.
(Ok. I know it’s yellow, but the front is where the white pages are…)
I opened a phone book today for the first time to actually search for something, and a couple of thoughts ran through my head:
- Where’s the phone book at my house…? Do I even have one?!
- I wonder if color blind people can see the big red 9-1-1 on the front page. Is it still red? Maybe it’s tinted green…
- Do people still pay to be put in the phone book? Do people have to pay to be put in the white pages section?
- How does the phone book company make money if people get it for free…?
- This is really an inconvenient way to look for something. The internet would have been faster. I knew I should have Google’d it.
- Why do they make the business section yellow and the people section white? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to make the smaller people section yellow and the big business section white?! And why yellow?!
- This is totally a waste of paper.
- I bet people who had to look up stuff at a phone booth would be really pissed if someone tore out random pages of the phone book.
- Actually, that would be a funny prank.
- The white pages is kind of stalker-ish. There are people’s names, addresses, AND phone numbers.