Telephone books are really post-history.
Looks to me like he stomped on her pet rat.
and they are far less work than you.
Shows you don’t have to have a really good joke every time.
Hope they change it to an LED bulb. You know, save the planet.
Or all three.
Earl’s answer is much more diplomatic than saying no, but has the same effect.
I remember well the book “Don’t feed bananas to the bassoon.” Silly but memorable.
Sending out blank résumés has the same effect – no job interview, stay at home and drink.
Try it and let us know.