Saturday, March 27, 2010

In A Junk Mail Funk

According to The Weekend Australian Magazine today, the average Australian adult receives 16 junk mail items per week. Eeek - what a waste of paper! And I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll - do ANY of us actually read those endless supermarket catalogues? I have had a long term battle of wills with my local junk mail letter box filler people - an endless stream of stickers applied to my letterbox expressing my desire not to receive junk mail in varying degrees of fawning politeness seem to be steadily ignored and then, mysteriously, removed. When the unwanted advertising catalogues do inevitably end up in my letterbox, they don't even make it through the front door, let alone get read. If anyone has more success than me getting their "No Junk Mail" sticker to be noticed - whats your secret?!


  1. I for one never read the supermarket catalogue - a department or electronics store, maybe. As for "No Junk Mail" stickers, I seen ones threatening legal action against offending junk mail. I wonder if they work?

  2. wow, it never occurred to me to threaten legal action - thats hardcore! And what law I wonder applies to the wilful ignoring of a no junk mail sticker?............

  3. Mmm. Invasion of privacy? Dumping of litter? I suspect it has no legal power, just makes the deliverer less likely to ignore it.