Saturday, December 21, 2013
In that packet of accumulated mail for a month there is no junk mail. When living in a house in the 1990s, the mail was held at the post office while I vacationed. Upon return, that pile of mail was four to five inches thick. There might have been a few pieces of first class mail.
That is a disturbing memory as I consider a permanent address in Tucson. Perhaps I could have a shredder installed beneath my mail box and ask the postman to place only first class mail in the mailbox and the rest goes in the shredder.
If the USPS was run like a business, there would be no junk mail. The costs of delivery would outweigh the return for the creator of that junk mail. However, there will be junk mail as long as lobbyists make the decisions for the US legislators.
That is another downside to permanent living -- junk mail.