Since the dawn of time, the Yellow Pages has told you to let your fingers do the walking -- but now this Battan death march has your digits on the verge of mutiny. Kick back them fingers, and use ServiceGuy instead.
Currently active in 10 major metro areas and Detroit, Guy does away with voicemails, endless dialing, and bum numbers by connecting you directly with a live handyperson type. Just pick your city and the expertise you require, be it that of a plumber, electrician, painter, mover, general handyman, computer nerd, or cleaner (in case you look like a couple of guys who just blew off somebody's head). Make your choice and Guy'll give you a phone number that'll simultaneously ring 25 appropriate skilled laborers simultaneously -- the first one to finish his Meister Brau and pick up the receiver's your man.
Going forward, Guy plans to up the number of providers it blasts (its system's capable of hitting up to 750), and let its users give service providers thumbs-up or -down -- though that might just be a sign that your thumb is also desperately in need of an iced tea and a hammock.