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From: "Kate Martinson" <>
Subject: OT: finding the lost
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 20:04:47 +0100
The only person I'm hiding from doesn't have the brains to do all that
digging - she would love to know my phone number so that she could ring
me at 2am (and I don't want her to know my address cos I reckon she
would stick a petrol-soaked rag through it when the moon was in the
wrong phase) so being ex-directory is sufficient for me (as there are no
other Martinsons in my town). I also object to being cold-called by
double-glazing salesmen when I'm reading the kids' bedtime story at 8pm.
The point about Friends Reunited is that anybody who wants to make
contact is only given your e-mail addy - more easily changed than a
phone number if an unwanted person gets hold of it.
It is now also possible to be ex-directory in the electoral registers.
It was only genies and bailiffs who knew how much information was freely
available on 192.com. You want to find an elderly woman who lives
alone? Easy-peasy, without even getting out of bed you've got her name,
address and phone number. Anyway, my point to the list is that sometime
people want to be "lost" with very good reason and some consideration be
given to their wishes.