The first was from Architectural Digest and came with the ominous warning on the envelope, "Do Not Bend." So I'm wondering just what's so special in this envelope that I would be upset if the post office bent it. What little gift has Architectural Digest sent me?
What you are seeing is not only the envelope, but its entire contents. Frankly, I was disappointed. I just didn't see one thing I couldn't live without.
The second piece of mail had no return address, but in the upper left corner of the envelope were the words "Neighborhood Information." Is this something from my neighborhood association, from the Hoover city government, from the police or fire departments? Not hardly. It was an advertisement for a handy man.
This was not the first time I've received one of these envelopes marked "Neighborhood Information." As I recall, the first one contained a marketing letter from a local fitness center. I'm on to this tactic, and in fact I didn't even open the latest one until I got ready to post this blog entry, and then I had to dig it out of the recycling.
And finally, while I'm talking about mail, I just have to mention the invitation that was returned to me yesterday marked "Unable to Forward." I understand that this happens. Things get addressed wrong, or the addressee has moved and the forwarding order has expired. But this invitation was mailed to Little Rock on October 17, 2008. That's more than three months ago!!
I feel fairly certain that the Little Rock post office has not been looking for this couple for three months.