Getting junk mail used to be such a pain. Another “Shopper Stopper”, pizza ad, “coupon book”, or amazing credit card offer.
Yesterday when I received an email (seemingly from a friend) asking for my physical address, I thought: “Hmmm, that’s weird. Why would this guy be asking for my physical address, I smell a hoax.” But about 15 seconds later, I was sending my address along anyway. Why? Junk mail doesn’t annoy me anymore – it’s spot on “The Annoying List” (TM) has been replaced by junk email.
Turns out the email was legit, so I’ll be expecting my ticking package in the mail any time now. At the end of the day though – if someone already has my email address… I’ve already lost, so go ahead and take my physical one.
Ed. Note: Junk mail does still annoy me, not because of the time spent carrying things to the recycle bin but because I wish they wouldn’t waste the paper in the first place. But it takes A LOT of pizza coupons to add up to 1 copy of the Yellow Pages – please people, stop paying for ads in there. Unless you’re selling hearing aids or Rascals, I have a hard time believing you’re reaching your target audience.