I mentioned here that I received a phone book for a city a couple hundred miles away from me. I called twice to see about getting a correct one, and was told by Customer Disservice Rep #1 that “I can’t send you the correct one since you are not a Bell South Customer” (even though the deliivery tag said <screech-owl> or CURRENT OCCUPANT*), and CDR #2 said that "we were out of the Orlando mini-book, so we substituted another city (fine, but the same state would have been better). Note, I’m with Sprint. There are two and a half major phone companies in the area - Bell South serves the Orlando area, Sprint serves everyone else, and Walt Disney World (until recently) had its own phone company (and $1.25/minute for me to call WDW, 10 miles down the road).
Now, I’ve received more phone books in the past day, bringing the total to:
[li] 2 copies of the Bell South Commercial Yellow Pages - “The REAL Yellow Pages” [2 volumes each of “A-G” and “H-Z”].[/li][li] 3 copies of the Bell South Commercial Yellow Pages en Espanol - sending me one copy I can understand, but three?!?! And I don’t even speak Spanish. All the neighbors received one each. I lucked out.[/li][li] 1 Bell South Mini Yellow Pages - for Savannah, GA[/li][li] 0 Bell South Residential Listings. I guess nobody lives in Orlando, even though they serve the Orlando area.[/li][li] 2 copies of the Sprint Commercial Yellow Pages - “The Best RED Yellow Pages” - at least these are each in one volume[/li][li] 2 copies of the Sprint Residential Listings - including Orlando folks who have Bell South service.[/li][li] 1 copy of the ‘Everyone Who Doesn’t Live in Orlando’ Residential listings. This one is dated April 2003. Everything else is January 2004.[/li][/ul]
Anyone need me to look up a local phone number? Pizza? Trusses? Kites? Stone - Crushed? Houston Astros Spring Training Tickets? (The Atlanta Braves play at Disney Wide World of Sports Complex, but remember, that’s a long-distance call for me.)