Here’s a rather typical example of feedback I’ve received to yellow pages returning videos:
where I live you get fined for littering.? If everyone did that where I worked, I don’t think anyone would want to rent offices there, causing those landlords more problems in this economy. But thank, it looks like you really care about others…NOOOT.
This was in reaction to a video where I returned one phone book to Idearc Media’s local office.
The commenter seems to believe it’s littering to leave a yellow pages book at a yellow pages company, but not if they’re littered at thousands and thousands of homes of those who no longer find the yellow pages valuable.
I do find his point about the blight caused by yellow pages litter interesting. It’s the same argument people like Johnny Northside make regarding the yellow pages industry’s tendency to litter vacant homes.
If I was a business park landlord for a yellow pages company and continually dealing with returned yellow pages from pissed off homeowners, I’d ask my tenant what they’re doing to piss people off enough to drive down and “litter” their property.
It would be nice to see commenters like this attempt to think about things at a slightly higher level. Clearly, the easiest way to prevent me from “littering” my unrequested yellow pages on Yellow Pages industry property is to stop sending them to me. As the commenter mentions, we don’t want to create more problems in this economy. Should that include the creation, distribution, and disposal of yellow pages that will never be opened? What a colossal waste of time of property owners, recycling crews, and yellow pages delivery teams.