Wednesday

USPS


This is a complaining post.

I have had enough of the junk mail that is put in my box each and every day. 
For some reason Wednesdays is the worst and I've had enough.



 Several times a year our USPS raises the price of postage and if they would stop delivering all this junk mail there would be no need for the extra machines, employees and postage that is needed to sort and deliver this stuff.


 I don't want it in my box.
I don't want it delivered to me.
 "I want it to stop"



 The ugly thing about all this junk mail.. this is what it looks like in my box.  
A mumbo-jumbo mixed up mess!



Many years ago I lived in an apartment complex that put a trash can right next to the mail boxes.  That was nice because we could just take the junk from the mail box and deposit it into the trash and not have to carry it home.  I asked my HOA to put such a trash can next to our communal mail boxes but they said no.  They make us carry it home.  Also  I'm guilty of not even looking or reading the junk and once, to Mr. N's horror,  I almost tossed a letter with a check in it... how was I to know this unknown insurance company was sending me money?  The only letters I might open are those from the credit card companies trying to give me another credit card. Don't want the trash can diggers to open it and send away for a card with my name on it.  These I shred.

There is no need to complain to the poor guy or woman who delivers it all.. they are just doing their job and are as tired of delivering all this junk mail  as I am getting it.
Who do I complain to? Who would listen to me?
For all of you who work for the USPS I'm sorry for my complaints.  To all the businesses that make this stuff and send it out to the general public, do you know how many of us do not even look at it?  What a waist of trees to make this paper and what a waist of postage.
Stop the madness!

(Ok, I'll stop now.  I'm done.  Thank you for listening.)

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A Friend told me how she deals with this junk mail.

"I save all the prepaid envelopes that come from junk mail. Then I put junk mail from other companies in it and return it to them. I send part of the weekly ads to Discover card, part of them to Citi card etc. If I take my time to look through their junk mail someone there has to take time to look through my junk mail. I shred anything with my name on it and put it in my compost pile. That's all the junk mail is good for".

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Love it!

6 comments:

Victoria said...

I agree, it's horrible! I live in an apt. and we have a trash can by our mailboxes which is where all my junk mail goes. I heard they're supposed to raise the postage for co's on sending junk mail so maybe that'll be a deterrent? Such a waste of paper!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I shred everything that isn't shiny; and put it in the compost bin.
You're right it's ridiculous.

I don't get that much anymore-- I put my phone number in the do not call registry.
...and I am careful to what I sign up for online. That seems to help.

Pat

Tina said...

Some of it, you can't avoid. Especially if it's sent to 'resident'. But some of the other junk mail..you can go on line to some of the companies and ask them to take you off their mailing list. One company will sell your name to another...so then you'll have to do it all over again. It's a lose/lose situation. But it does make for some good kindling for your fire place!

Granny said...

I save all the prepaid envelopes that come from junk mail. Then I put junk mail from other companies in it and return it to them. I send part of the weekly ads to Discover card, part of them to Citi card etc. If I take my time to look through their junk mail someone there has to take time to look through my junk mail. I shred anything with my name on it and put it in my compost pile. That's all the junk mail is good for.

Darla said...

Well Granny, I love this idea!

xoxoxo said...

We get a lot less Credit card offers by leaving our names ON the junk we send back in the prepaid envelopes.
If it makes you feel better my father supported the family for 35yrs being a postal employee :)
And if that doesnt help-try this!
http://www.obviously.com/junkmail/

There are alot of automated lists you can put your name on and hopefully they stop sending junk.
I too do not bring junk in to the house, or look at it!