Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Junk Mail

Posted by MANDI at 9:26 PM
I know that lots of people hate junk mail but I've always loved it. Many years ago, when Hubby and I were newly in love, we lived in a tiny town in the middle of the Red Dirt. We had no big shops, no variety-type stores and the very few specialist stores were limited to hardware, a bicycle store and a jeweller. One of the things I missed most while living there was junk mail. We didn't get any because we had nowhere to buy the stuff anyway. As far as I recall we didn't even get the junk mail for the one grocery store/supermarket we had - I guess the store managers figured we had to drive at least 4 hours to shop elsewhere so they had a fairly captive market and had no need to advertise. Whenever we visited our families in Perth I would devour the junk mail and my mum even took to sending me care packages of some of the bigger catalogues that made their way into her letterbox.
During our recent stint in Red Dirt Central the junk mail situation wasn't quite as dire - we got the weekly specials from the Woolies and Coles as well as various bits from the two supermarkets and various specialty stores. Really, the shopping in Red Dirt Central is quite good so we didn't have too much to complain about but I'd still marvel at the volume of junk mail that arrived in Mum's mailbox compared to what we received. But... look what arrived in my mail box in just one afternoon last week.

Love it! I get to check out all the specials, plan some purchases and sort out some more Christmas present then the kids get to go crazy with the scissors and glue and whatever's left ends up in the recycling bin. Another good reason to enjoy being home.


Iris Flavia on November 20, 2008 at 2:45 PM said...

Oh, yips, I´m with ya! :-)
I also love to see all the stuff available, I even look at the toy´s section and think, whewwww what cool things they have these days (and eeek are they expensive! Glad I´m not a parent considering that one).
I also found a (German) blog of a woman who goes out and tries all the new stuff. And, I admit, from time to time I´m just in there buying stuff I could go without.

Most of the time I don´t buy, I just browse my Junk-Mail happily :-)

Miz Molly on November 20, 2008 at 4:38 PM said...

I LOOOOOOOVE catalogues!
Especially near Christmas.
I'm way out in the bush too - lots of red dirt here! So I don't have the constant buzz of advertising thrust into my face every day. I guess that is why I get a kick out of the catalogues. :-)

Red Dirt Mummy on November 20, 2008 at 10:36 PM said...

Glad to know I'm not alone, Iris :)

Hi Miz Molly, I hear you! Thanks for reading, and commenting.


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