Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Charity Junk Mail


Today I received yet another junk mail charity letter through the post, this time from the British Red Cross, I must say that they have really excelled themselves in the lavish gift department this time. Inside were 2 greeting cards, a book mark, coaster and pen, being the grasper that I am, I took out the gifts without reading the sob story that went with it. That's mother's Christmas present sorted!

Last week I received a family of 'worry dolls', all housed together in a multi coloured cloth bag, it was from the poor people of Mexico. Now I don't have to 'worry' about what to give my youngest niece for Christmas this year. 

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  1. It does my heart good to know your Christmas "shopping" is almost sorted, and all for charidee. And not a penny spent, it's a miracle! xxx

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    1. and all without leaving the house!

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  2. Those are really primo gifts! One more and you have Carmen's gift covered!

    The best thing I get anymore is a set of stickers with my address. If I'm really lucky, I can trim off the organization's logo.

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    1. I've got Carmen's Present covered at AXA sunlife insurance you get a free parker pen... just for inquiring!

      I shall be visiting Freestuff later on, for a few little stocking fillers for friends.

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  3. Puts me in mind of my granddad. He used to look forward to the arrival of cards from the'foot and mouth' artists. Whilst marveling at the snowy landscape 'painted with his mouth, you know' he would never give a donation. Loved a free pen too. So do I.
    xx

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    1. If you look at the back of those cards, you see a picture of the artist with a brush in his mouth, with someone standing over him going 'ahhhhh'. I usually send those to the neighbours and people I'm not fussed for.

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  4. It's a nice new header, Mitzi: Is it an English version of the Addams family?
    And wtf are "worry dolls"? It sounds awful enough.

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    1. No Mago, it's a still from an old soap opera called Crossroads with Lauren Harries' head stuck on Miss Diane's body. Those worry dolls gave me a fright when I opened the bag and saw what were inside, I thought it was a voodoo curse. I shrieked, then I read the covering letter it from some third world charity.

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    2. These are evil. DO not keep it in the house.

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  5. All I ever get are the sob story letters. Where are my cheap ass bribes trying to make me feel guilty?

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  6. What a pleasure it is to have discovered you via Ivy Black Chat! I don't get these things in the mail anymore, I must have been black listed. But when I did get the damn things shoved in my slot I would spend weeks hopping from one foot to the other whenever I looked at them, they'd guiltily get shoved into a pile of unpaid bills, then I'd throw them out at Easter. Not much of a solution. I like your's much better. x

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