27
Feb

the edge of telephone books


This past week a very old woman randomly wandered into my law office and asked for the address of another local business.

By my estimation, she was in her late 70’s.

I told her that I had heard of the business but did not know the exact street address.

She then asked if she could borrow my phone book.

She was shocked when I told her I did not have one.

In fact, I had not had a phone book in my office in over a decade.  Maybe longer.

I offered to look up the address for her on the Internet.

She declined my offer.

She then told me she was going to check with some of the other offices in my building to see if they might have a phone book.

What is your edge of telephone books?

Have you had one in your home or business anytime recently?

Would you still be able to use one?

Are they even necessary for any purpose?

Do they even still exist?

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

Co-author of the award winning book:  The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.

Regular columnist: Positive Impact Magazine