Mon | Nov 12, 2018 offers first class directory service

Published:Friday | December 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sharon Wright, Contributor

I HAVE a genuine love for information. "The more I know, the more I grow" is what I say. If you tell me about letters A, B and C, I will then ask about D, E, and F. That's just my nature, and it comes out most when I am looking in a directory.

Yes, I see the name of the place, the phone and fax numbers and sometimes an email address, but I love it when I can also see the opening and closing hours and a brief rundown on what they have to offer, so I am aware of how they can help my mission.

I hate it when I actually have to call these places myself to get this info, which I think could be accommodated in the ad instead of all the bright colours and cryptic graphics.

My favourite online resource is offering a directory with all of this information. Depending on the category of organisation, each entry will offer not just the address and contact numbers, but the names of the board members and managers, a description of what the organisation is or does, and the company logo.

Unlike the hard-copy directories, the numbers and addresses on this online resource are updated more regularly than annual directories, so I am less likely to get that annoying 'I'm sorry, but the number you have dialled is no longer in service.' recording.

When I call the National Youth Service using the number on, someone actually picks up the phone. I don't end up heading to an address, only to discover that the establishment had packed up and moved to the dark side of the moon. Basically, anything that saves me time and gasoline is a friend of mine.

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