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Oct. 12th, 2005 | 11:14 pm

Recently I found a note in my mailbox saying that my mail-carrier decided my mailbox was too full and dumped all my mail at the post office. This is mostly because I can't be bothered to open the box as I carry my bike past it. The only things that regularly show up in my mailbox are the unaddressed flyers like the pennysaver. I get a couple of monthly statements, and then the government sends those annual things like car registration or taxes.

Needless to say since I don't like getting all the other junk mail that I then have to trash I was briefly entertaining the idea of just refusing my mail and trying to make sure that all the important things get delivered electronically.

Sadly I decided it wouldn't work, but it was a nice dream to be able to cut off one more cursed source of push advertising.
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velcrocat

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from: velcrocat
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 06:32 am (UTC)
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i wish i could turn down my junk mail. i get so mad at all the trees chopped down to send me penny savers, circulars and credit card invitations.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
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Occasionally when I'm in a bad mood I take the credit card offers, write void on the application part and "please remove me from your mailing list" on the front. I then shove everything into the postage paid envelope and mail it back to them.

There's also a number you can call that'll send you a form to get the credit agencies to mark you as someone who doesn't want mail.

Unfortunately there's no way that I know about to get rid of the unaddressed mail. I briefly though about bribing the post office, but that's about the best I came up with.

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Aluta Corinthiaca Sumptuosa

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from: dragonblink
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
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I was gonna say that junk mail is God's way of giving us free scrap paper for grocery lists and whatnot, but then I remembered you don't write on dead trees nearly as much as I do.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Paper, paper? what is this paper?

Also the unaddressed mail stuff like the pennysaver have text all over them and aren't so good for scratch paper. Its mostly envelopes from credit card ads that make good scratch paper. (At least that's what i recall from when I was still using paper).

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secretslip

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from: secretslip
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
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God Diane, it's so refreshing to know there's someone in the world who vies with me for biggest logistical flake.

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secretslip

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from: secretslip
date: Oct. 13th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Also, ask Lilach about filling out some official form to make the junk mail go away. She did it at her old place.

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