This post originally appeared on The Good Human in September of 2006. Thanks for your patience while I recover from my surgery.
Please, oh please Mr. Postman….stop stuffing all that useless crap in my mailbox! Every day you trudge up the driveway with your arms full of ads for satellite TV, mattresses, credit cards, loan consolidation, new and used cars and of course, the bonus piece, The Penny Saver.
I don’t need to save a penny, kind sir, at least not by spending much more than that to buy some stuff I don’t need..besides, didn’t it cost them much more than a penny to fill my mailbox with this paperwork? Is it actually made for those people that don’t get much mail to give them something to read? I don’t know. I have never seen anything worthwhile in this stuff…ever. It all goes straight from the mailbox into the recycling bin. If I could get it there without touching it, I would. But alas, I cannot. The mailman must carry around 1,000 of them every day to deliver, we all have to carry it into the house, then to the bin out back, then the trash guys have to come get it, then some other people sort it at the trash facility, and then…well, you get the picture. All for no reason.
Imagine the amount of junk mail you get per day, and multiply that times 124 MILLION households (2005)…thats a lot of trash.
If you are like me and you are tired of receiving this junk mail day in and day out, there is something you can do about it. I am not saying that it works, but you can at least pretend it does. I have filled out forms, called numbers, written letters…and yes, the bulk of the junk has stopped coming, but that damn Penny Saver and all the extra crap with it is still in the mailbox everyday. Here are some ways to try to stem the tide of junk mail:
Oh…and if anyone knows how to stop the Penny Saver, let me know. Please?