Anyone taking a glance into the mailbox at our home might get a wrong impression of me.
Based on the mail I’ve been receiving lately, I am a hard-of-hearing aficionado of muscle cars.
I’m not sure what mailing list I got on, but it has resulted in some regular mailings that aren’t exactly applicable to my needs, lifestyle or interests.
About six months ago, I began receiving regular — oftentimes one or two a week — solicitations for hearing aids. Now, I realize that I have exceeded the ripe old age of 50, but have so far experienced no difficulties with my hearing. And frankly, I don’t anticipate that happening in the near future, as hearing loss is not an affliction that has been experienced much in my family. I went online and tried to contact the entities (there are several) that are sending me this literature, informing them that I have no need for their services at this time, but the mailings still arrive.
I’m not sure why I received the solicitation for a muscle car magazine — I do subscribe to several publications, but none of them automobile related — but I realize now that I should have immediately thrown it out. Instead I left it sitting on the counter, where it caught the eye of Hubby Bryan. Unbeknownst to me, he sent in payment, and a few weeks later, Muscle Machines arrived in our mailbox, with my name on the mailing label.
Bryan, of course, thought it was a hoot. Even though I appreciate a nicely restored Mustang, GTO or Charger, I have no interest in reading detailed articles about such vehicles.
Now, of course, since I’m subscribed to one-such magazine, I have begun to get solicitations for others, which gives Bryan even more reason to laugh. I will have to be diligent about not just throwing such mailings away, but shredding them first, for fear of him signing me up for another one.
At least the NRA mailings haven’t started to come to me — those are still in Bryan’s name. If I begin to receive hunting and gun information, I will not be amused.
However, I do wish my work mail would yield up some more recipes. What’s your favorite apple dessert? What are you looking forward to making as summer weather gives way to the fall season? I would love to hear from readers about some of their seasonal specialties. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org; or via regular mail at the Daily Globe, Box 639, Worthington 56187.