It’s that time of the year again here in Prague. The 2006 – 2007 phone books are here!
Walking around town, you’re bound to notice locals carrying bright yellow plastic bags with Zlaté stránky (Yellow Pages) written on them. In the Czech Republic, everyone has to pick up their own copy of the Yellow Pages when the time comes. How do you know when that is? Well, if you’re a Telefónica O2 (formerly Czech Telecom) customer, you’ll receive an odběrní lístek (pickup slip) with your monthly phone bill. This happens at different times of the year in different cities. In Prague, new phone books are distributed in the fall (September 4 – 15 this year). Your pickup slip is issued in your name and lists the dates and times during which you can collect your phone books, as well as a list of distribution points (these are located at major Prague subway stations). The distribution points are usually “manned” by perky young girls clad in bright yellow Zlaté stránky outfits. You present yourself, hand over your odběrní lístek, collect your yellow bag and off you go. Pretty easy, ain’t it?
Still, having your phone books dropped off at your doorstep with zero effort required on your part can’t be beat.
A remembrance of a life in a country where convenience is king