Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fun with Postage Paid Junk Mail Pt. I

A while back, I read about sending junk mail back to companies who send you postage paid envelopes. I thought it was a great idea, and I've done it a couple of times. However, the joy just seems to fade after doing it twice, and I started thinking about other (legal) things I can do with these postage paid envelopes.

While I was driving home from work the other day, It hit me. Why don't I entertain the people who open these envelopes with interesting and funny letters? I personally don't like doing mean things to people who are just there to do a job. I really hate being rude to Telemarketers, because hey, they're only trying to make an honest living just like the rest of us. Nobody wakes up and says, "Hey, I'm gonna be a telemarketer and piss people off!"

Anyway, back to the junk mail. After I got the idea to write them letters, all I needed was some postage paid envelopes. As luck would have it, I got one of those junk mail envelopes with SIX postage paid postcards inside! They're not envelopes, but that's nothing a little glue and paper won't fix.

So, I wrote some fun postcards. I tried to somewhat make them stay on the subject of whatever the company was selling. I also made sure I put my blog URL on them. So here they are for your reading enjoyment! I'll be mailing them later today.

Now, after doing a bit of searching on the net, I've found a few more interesting things about mail. First of all, in the US, you can attach an item weighing up to 72 lbs to a postage paid envelope! Here's a guy who sends them his old car tires. Many other people have mailed bricks to junk mail companies, as the heavier the object is, the more it costs the junk mail companies to mail it.

Here in Canada, apparently it's free to send mail to your Member of Parliament. Apparently, some MPs have been the recipients of unwanted junk mail. If you'd like to find out who you're MP is and maybe send him a cookie, click here.

Please note: I DO NOT endorse sending things like death threats, hazardous material, or anything else that would pose a threat to another human being. But I'm all for putting a smile on another person's face!

1 comment:

jm said...

Here you go, this is what this guy was doing with that tire: Using those postage paid letters