Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Entirely Too Much Junk

We've always gotten a steady stream of junk mail at This D*mn House. We just seem to be getting more than our share this week.

Case in point -- since Saturday, we have received: at least four unsolicited credit card offers; about three different cell phone plan offers; pleas for money, accompanied by return address labels, from the U.S. Humane Society, the Audubon Society, and the Disabled American Veterans; just pleas for money, no labels or anything else, from the Grey Wolf Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Oh, lest I forget, offers for a water purifier, a new/used car on-the-spot-loan, and satellite TV. And then there's assisted living centers, the AARP, and a variety of insurance plans, all targeting my mother.

Where DOES all of this stuff come from? I just wish I had the postage that was used to send most of it!

Not trying to dis any of the organizations. I have supported and will continue to support several of them. I'm just starting to feel like the posterchild for cause-related donations!

And don't even get me started on catalogs ...

2 comments:

notsosahm said...

When we donate we send along along a letter letting them know this is a one-time donation and please take us off the mailing list. It hasn't worked yet. Maybe we should tell them we'll never donate again if we get another piece of mail from them...

NV said...

Here's what I don't get. If they read your letter and would actually read such a letter from me or anyone else who would send one, wouldn't that represent a sizable donation, just in terms of what they'd save on ink, postage, paper, and the time to generate an unsolicited fund request? :-)