First Post/Yard Spam

I am trying to keep things light before I go off the deep end, so I chose this topic to start. Every Thursday morning, I walk out to my vehicle to leave for work, to find the latest issue of “Yard Spam” lying in my driveway. You know, the sales adds, stuck into a plastic bag, and distributed under cover of darkness? Really? In this day and age, with 300 channels on TV, Satellite Radio, the internet, and smart phones, someone still thinks that this is a good marketing idea? I have been waging a running battle with the distributer of this crap, trying to convince them that I do not want their service. I started by sending a nice email, asking them not to throw this stuff in my yard. I then sent another, stating that if they persisted, I would press charges on them for littering. After all, if I throw a newspaper out of the window as I go through a neighborhood, would I not get a ticket? After several more stern emails, I have finally threatened them with a lawsuit, although I hold no real hope of any success. And yes, I know that I sound like the cortchety old geezer who yells at kids to stay off his lawn, but it is now a test of wills. While I know that in the big picture, this seems pretty trivial, it is a principle with me. Why is one mans “litter”, another mans “Marketing Tool”? And if you happen to like getting these deliveries, hey, more power to ya, but shouldn’t I have the right of refusal? Oh well, if you are still here, I promise to tackle all the worlds problems in time. Just had to get this outa the way first! On the plus side, if I am this passionate about something as menial as this, you know that politics are gonna really set me off!

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