Sunday, October 28, 2007
This may be your last catalog!
I get so many catalogs! Some from businesses that I actually do order from, but many from places that I have never even heard of before getting the catalog.
Sometimes it's easy to see who sold your name to a mailing list, but often I just have no idea why I was so lucky as to get a particular catalog.
It's a big bother, because I have to shred the mailing address label, and also check inside to see if it's one of those catalogs with an order form inside it that is imprinted with my name and a "customer number." See, I get to have my very own customer number, on accounta I'm so very special. I've never done business with these folks, but they've given me my very own customer number. And I don't want just anyone stealing my number, now do I?
That's because some other piece of junk mail, trying to sell me identity protection, has scared me into worrying about you stealing my good name and good credit.
If they have some kind of envelope in the catalog that doesn't require a stamp, I tear off the address label and put it in the envelope with a note to remove me from their mailing lists. I often even bite the stamp bullet and pay to mail it to them myself. I might as well. We have dozens of stamps around here that don't have a price on them. No idea what they're worth. I just throw a hand full of them on letters. Just to be sure.
Several catalogs have threatened to cut me off 'cause I haven't placed an order in such a long time. Now, I have NEVER ordered from these folks. So, I guess that is a long time. Go ahead. Punish me. I deserve it. Please. Take me off your *&^%$ mailing list.