Earlier I caught a spider in my apartment by trapping it in a glass, slipping a takeout menu under the rim to cover the opening, and then tossing the spider onto the fire escape. Last week I needed to fill space in a package I was mailing so I got some copies of a free altweekly and balled up the pages. And, you know, sometimes you just need a pamphlet to put your gum in.

But all of this free paper is slowly disappearing. Sure, the marketing barrage will stick around for awhile, and hopefully toilet paper will too, but the days of unlimited phone books are numbered. What are you going to miss most when there's no stack of business cards leveling out the table on which you're eating your free lunch? Recycle your thoughts below.


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