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Stop With The Address Labels Already
January 19th, 2008 by Mike

I got two more today: you know, those fancy labels sent from charitable organizations as a “free” gift to entice you to give a donation. Here are some of the address label contributors:

  • The American Heart Association
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • The US Olympic Committee
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Feed The Children
  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • American Lung Association
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • The March of Dimes
  • Children’s Cancer Research Fund

And a couple of non charitable organizations:

  • PGA Partners Club
  • United States Golf Association

The stack reached four pounds including today’s addition. I cleaned them out.First, I threw away all the labels addressed to Lady Lake. Our official address is The Villages even though we’re serviced by the Lady Lake post office and letters addressed to Lady Lake will reach us. Then, I threw out all the labels addressed to “Mr.” Majormike. Next, I threw away all the ones with flowers or little babies on them because they’re not fitting for a manly man like me. Besides, Mrs. Major gets her own stack of address labels. She throws out the footballs and golf club ones. Finally, I threw away all the ones from organizations to which I don’t belong or don’t contribute financially. That left me with three sheets of labels. That ought to do me for the next several years.Fund raisers! I’d gladly contribute to your organization for not sending me address labels. Better yet…why not send me a box of golf balls?

© 2008, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.


3 Responses  
  • Mandy writes:
    January 19th, 200819:37at

    I get some fancy ones with tennis balls on them from USTA. And I use them.

  • bonnie writes:
    January 20th, 200808:09at

    We absolutely refused to give to any chairity using those.I have so many it makes us wonder who sold our address. Hubby shreds all of them. Have they never heard most people do the email thing?

    For awhile if we got any with reply address envelopes without the need for a stamp I’d send them back with a big red ‘take me off your list’ scrawled across them. That’s almost futile.

  • georgette writes:
    January 21st, 200800:26at

    😀 Hey has anyone said you sound just like Andy Rooney? I think it is hysterical! You sound totally like him. You’re the same ‘cept you’re way cuter and Char keeps your eyebrows trimmed nicely. 😉


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