My woodstove & the recycle bin are the primary beneficiaries of what arrives these days by Snail Mail. Yes, the utilities still send out bills, and there is a brisk exchange of cards at Christmas. But on average, it’s mass mailings from real estate investors (Do you want to sell your house!), car dealerships, and at election times, political screeds from politicians whose presence I’d run from if I saw them
What goes into recycling gives me a feeling of teamwork with others who find a useful way of repurposing awful ads and terrible commercial claims.
The political stuff is fated for the fire. I feel it’s not only expedient but appropriate that some of the homophobic, sexist, and racist trash be consigned to the fires.
My only question is, how did I get on their damn mailing list?