A simple kind of revolution, where we have the power to say - ENOUGH.
Sometimes, the things I find enjoyment
in, can make others scratch their heads. A common occurence, that some
would view as an annoyance, brings me a simple joy. A joy in which I
hope to send a message. I'm talking about junk mail.
can have between one to a dozen advertisements for different products or
services. Opening this treasure, I soon find out that I'm pre-approved
for a triple platinum-gold card with a credit limit of $50,000. That's
more money then I make in a year! Boy am I qualified!
states that I can use the equity in my home for a loan of up $250,000.
Heck, give me half of that and they can have my house!
letters keep coming and you have to wonder how many more thousands of
people get the same letter, yet they don't even open them.
our new weight machine you can lose ten pounds and have abs of steel,
for under a minute a day. This machine can be yours, on our easy payment schedule of 500 payments of $9.95. Don't throw them away, they're
little treasures waiting for your response. So many different objects
for sale - nose-hair pruners, dog hair detanglers, and of course, the
I use to throw all of this "stuff" away, never
even opening them. Then I started realizing this wasn't helping anyone.
So, I started praticing the laws of physics. "For every action, there
is an opposite and equal reaction." I started opening every bit of mail
and jumped for joy when I seen a postage paid return envelope. Anything
that had my name or address, I threw away. But the rest I put in the
envelope and mailed it back. I kind of developed a chain letter between
myself and these advertisers. Today, I mailed ads to advertisers, for
three credit cards, a home equity loan, and a bathroom spa. I figured if
I was worth their time to send me this junk, I should say thank you and
send their junk back to them.
I know, I'm only one person.
Someone in a day or two, will open the mail and a look of bewilderment
will cross their face and it will be thrown in the garbage. But just
think if 500 people everyday, sent back their junk mail. Or a 1,000
people or 10,000 people. Everyday, the junk sent to us is sent back. All
these loan companies and other peddlers would realize something would
have to change.
I figure they would have one or two options to
correct this problem. Their first option would be to quit sending us
junk. This simple effort would help our environment. Trees and landfills
would feel impact.
Their second option would help the economy.
They would continue to send out these mailings, but with all the junk
mail they'd be receiving, they'd need to hire an extra custodian or two,
to keep up with the trash, or they would have to hire a computer
programmer who who label our return addresses on every postage paid envelope. Don't laugh, I already have got one piece of mail doing this.
opinion is some companies would quit sending the junk, while others
would hire more help. So help the unemployed find work - mail your junk
back! And help the planet - mail your junk back!
Its a win-win situation. Created from junk...