Junk Mail Reckoning

TWO DAYS worth of junk mail. Wonder what a month would look like?

We didn't always get so much junk mail. Maybe one or two letters per day, usually credit card offers, airline clubs or something small. Rarely was it catalogs that we didn't want. Recently, however, it's been a ceaseless barrage of catalogs. Someone must have gotten a hold of our address because now it's three or four per day, sometimes more. I'm not sure what other people do, but I was just in the habit of tossing the offers and catalogs in the recycling bin and not really thinking about it. Then earlier this week I got really annoyed with throwing all that paper out every day. Sure, I'd put it in the recycling bin, but still, what a waste.

So I decided the junk mail had met its fate. It was the day of reckoning. I save each one, look up the company on gethuman.com and call and remove us from their distribution lists. I'm not sure if it will help, but I hope it does. Who needs catalogs these days anyway? Isn't that what the interwebs is for?




Editor's Note: I still find the colorful and informative seed catalogs useful, so they will not be removed. Everything else is on the chopping block though.