Monday, March 16, 2009

Today I went to my mailbox.


It was stuffed so full I could hardly get the stuff to come out. I noted the care in which the mail person put it in….NOT…. rammed in would be a better description. I tugged and pulled till I got a piece out and then…out came the rest onto the floor. My 7 year old grandson was with me so I had to keep my cuss words in my head although they desperately wanted to come out. He pitched in and started picking the papers and that is when I realized that most of the stuff from the box were flyers, Pizza coupons, furnace cleaning…you know the stuff. I threw about 80% of the stuff away into the bin we have next to the mailboxes. When I got home, I sorted the mail further. Would you believe me if I told you that out of that perfectly packed crushed up mail, I kept only one cheque (income tax rebate) and one bill that I have already paid. That was it!!!! Talk about a waste of trees.

Anybody else have issues with the amount of non-mail that is delivered?

8 comments:

blueviolet said...

It's ridiculous, isn't it? But I used to take a lot of that garbage mail and let the kids play mail with it. They had a mailbox, a mailbag and some stamps, etc. It was fun!

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

I always hate all the junk mail I get but I did this with my kids when they were little and I do it with my babysitting kids...Id say THEY got mail...and they would open it up and be so excited. But I do agree it is such a waste to send out so much crap!!!!

Yaya said...

Yes...so much junk mail. You can write to the companies, or call them to get off the lists...but who has time for that?

pam said...

The recycling bins at the postoffice are always overflowing. Absolutely a waste of trees.
Welcome to SITS!

Kathy B! said...

It is TRULY ridiculous. I swear my recycling bin is filled mostly with junkmail everyweek.

Mia said...

I boycott mail (I've come to finally admit). Usually because it's stuffed with medical bills and it's my little passive aggressive way of.. LOL. I don't know what. It's silly really. But I also truly dislike the mailers. I don't want them - it's a waste! I don't want the medical bills either!!!!

Bee and Rose said...

Junk mail is a huge pet peeve of mine. No matter how many times I try and stop it, it just continues to grow like a bad fungus!

Minxy Mimi said...

I know... mortgage stuff, tons of Credit apps... UGH Save a frickin tree!