The Rantings Of A Retiree Vol 6
Barry Worrell - March 6, 2012
Junk Mail: It just dawned on me the Post Office
used to be able to filter junk mail from your box if you ask them
to. I do know they're having problems and like other large agencies
(and seemingly everyone else), spend more than they make. It really
boils down to the individual to handle the situation, which isn't a
bad idea, even if they don't think so. As you know, there's a rumor
around we're not smart enough to do that.
With all of the identity theft going on, we are now getting a record
amounts of unsolicited mail which has your name and address printed
on application forms of every type. Nothing like making it easier
for thieves to get to your identity, right?
I have a shredder for junk mail which makes nice packing material
for sending packages back east to the grandkids, which their parents
complain that it makes a mess when you open the package. The
shredder serves another purpose, and that's to nudge you into
examining your mail closer. I love finding mail back envelopes that
have "postage paid" printed where the stamp goes. I like to seal
them with nothing inside and drop them in the mailbox. Now the post
office has something to do and it might give the sender the idea we
don't want that kind of mail. Wouldn't it be great to bombard these
senders with empty envelopes? You know they would have to open each
one to make sure there's not a check in there. I don't know, maybe
they use an x-ray machine for that.
What we need is a "big 'ol petition" to send to the law makers in
Washington, that tells them to pass a law that prohibits the
printing of names and addresses on application forms, on unsolicited
mail. Wait a minute! I just read what I wrote. Congress: (lowest
approval rating ever) New law: (what else will they earmark to it?)
Just forget it.
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