Monday, April 11, 2016

Welcome Back, Rich ... (Junk Mail)

I was away for a while and had my mail held in the local US Post Office from Wednesday, 30 March 2016 through Monday, 11 April — so some ten business days. In addition to hundreds (sic) of e-mail posts that went to the Junk folder, I received a bit over 3 kilos (6.6 pounds) of physical junk mail, which works out to well over half a pound of junk mail per day.

I also received eight (8) pieces of real mail.

I support the US Postal Service, but I'd be a whole lot more enthusiastic in my support if they charged more for mass mailings — not counting journalism people subscribe to — than they do for First Class. A lot more.

In an age of over-stimulation and too many people after our time and money, I'm really sure I'm not alone in wanting changes in the postal rate system, and some charge on internet spam. Bernie Sanders et al.: take note.

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