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The man is on a mission.
Junk mail drives him crazy.
Most of us would say
"But what can you do?"
and then toss it in the recycle.
nothing with our name or info on it goes anywhere but the shredder.
But that can be snipped out with scissors...
then loaded into the shredder
and the remainder goes into the recycle.
That is what we did for a long time.
But then Andy Rooney
When that happened,
we were treated to snips of Andy's work life on TV,
that we had not viewed in some time.
One of his 60 Minutes episodes
where he ranted about the things that annoyed
him was focused on "junk mail".
No one really likes junk mail unless you are
under the age of 6 and know that "current resident"
really isn't how you spell your name.
But what exactly can you do with junk mail?
Is there anyway to stop getting it?
No matter what you do...
who you call...
what removal list you sign up for...
junk mail finds you and creates a pile in your home...
until you add it to the already stressed landfills.
But Andy Rooney had an answer.
The man has seized on this wisdom with a vengeance.
The rules are simple.
Keep all prepaid return envelopes.
Stuff all the junk mail inside the prepaid envelopes...
after removing your personal information...
and mail them.
Give the people who send you junk mail the joy
of figuring out how to dispose of it.
The postage is paid after all...
and they have a clear response to their offer.
Think of it as doing your part to help keep
the postal service going.
The only variation that the man has to his system
is for credit card requests.
That junk mail he leaves our info on
and writes in big letters across the application...
"NOT INTERESTED... TAKE ME OFF YOUR LIST."
Does it work?
I don't know for sure.
We've only been doing it for a few months.
It keeps the man happy stuffing his ire into the envelopes.
Sometimes he even cuts the junk mail up into little confetti pieces.
Someone on the other end will have an interesting thing to talk about at diner.
Is that crazy?
Feel free to join in.
How do you deal with junk mail?
Up in DP'sH I used to keep it to light the wood stove.
Sometimes it makes the flames pretty colors.
But it did make a lot of ash.
Too bad our real life mail box doesn't have a spam file.