Phone books delivered just in time for people to throw out unopened one from last year.

Yesterday local Queensland Councils made their annual delivery of the current Yellow Pages to homes across the state. And it was just in time too, as people from all walks of life breathed a sigh of relief.

“I don’t know what I would have done without having a current one of these,” said Alex Baffle (30), who picked up his 2017/2018 copy being used as a doorstop and placed the 2018/2019 back down in the same spot.

“Thank goodness this arrived. Just in time,” beamed Cathy Orden (45), who used her new Yellow Pages as step to reach items in her pantry.

“Oh goodie,” squealed retiree Martha Arthur (81), who had her daughter place it down under her coffee tables wobbly leg.

Not everyone was excited though, as people under 30 had no idea there was another use for the text.

“You mean you can read it? What, like a Harry Potter novel?” asked Tim Teenager (19).

When it was explained that it contained information, Tim suddenly understood.

“Oh. So it’s like a giant paper Google,” he said proudly. “Odd. I’ve never seen one unwrapped.”

Until this time next year, houses across the state are safe with their plastic packaged doorstops/steps/table stabilisers. And who knows, maybe next year someone may open one up and actually use it.

Published by Brian Rowe

Brian lives in Queensland with his wife and [insert Councilly approved number of] cats and dogs. He has been described as handsome, charming, intelligent... and his mum also said, “He’s a very good boy.”

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