I assume that many of you, like myself, have been gifted with little 1/2 lb bundles of dead-tree joy. Fortunately they seem smaller and less numerous than in previous years but as always, it seems an exercise in urban pointlessness and corporate fiddledee-dee.
It does make me wonder though: why am I being gifted like this? I don't have a landline so it is not "the phone company" who are doing this. Also, I wonder about what law or city regulation makes it legal for some company to deposit unrequested (and in my case, unwanted) materials on my porch. (further, as an indication of what a complete crank I am, I also wonder what city regulation makes it legal for all those horridly ugly and typically neglected newspaper/ad paper boxes to be plunked down in the public space but I digress). Can anyone get a truck and haul around stuff to leave on people's porches or stoops?
But seriously, is there any way to opt out of being part of this distribution count scam?