JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: re saying where you are #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 05:06:53 UTC, email@example.com (Nick)
"Stan Goodman" < SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com > wroteThat's because all the others are married, and most US telephoneI don't think anyone who has contributed to this thread had in mindActually taking your example using http://www.infobel.com/usa/ there are no
directories routinely list only the head of the household. I guarantee
that there are many, many more. In retrospect, I can see that I should
have chosen a masculine name as an example.
I don't know what percentage of US telephone subscribers are ex-directory,Does "ex-directory" mean "unlisted number"? Mine is unlisted; it's my
way of avoiding telemarketters. That's an entirely different problem.
I have looked at the London on-line phone directory.If someone writes, as I suggested, "I live in Southern England", or
"the closest large city is London", do you think it is that same as
saying "I live in London"?
But the bottom line is that anybody really nervous about revealing his
existence doesn't have to specify even the planet on which he resides.
He can decide whether it is worthwhile to pay the price (if any) of
that reluctance or to take the plunge.
I remember that when I lived in Washington, there were three other
Stan Goodmans in the telephone directory, many more SGoodmans; it's
hard for me to believe that there are only 200 LSmiths in London, but
I myself would feel perfectly safe, even insulated, among 200,
especially with the additional protection provided by the
A. P. Chekhov, by the way, wrote an entertaining and instructive short
story about this sort of thing. It's off-topic, so I won't discuss it
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