I've Got Mail: Day 132

by Julie May. 29, 2008 3125 views

I was a couple of days behind checking my mail, and the mailbox was rather full. Some days I just don't want to deal with it! I get really tired of sorting through all the junk mail - what a waste of time and paper.

According to the US Postal Service, in 2005, US Postal workers delivered over 100 billion pieces of first-class mail. They also delivered over 101 billion pieces of junk mail. It was the first bulk mail, or year junk mail exceeded regular mail.

It would take as many as 100 million trees to provide enough paper for that many pieces of junk mail according to the Center for A New American Dream.


Okay, that's my little rant.

Til tomorrow,
julie

I get mail; therefore I am.
Scott Adams

The Postal Service delivers mail six days a week to nearly 140 million addresses. Every year this number increases by 2 million.
Joe Baca

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Liz 8 years, 11 months ago

Oh, I SO agree with you! I get a staggering amount of junk mail, and it's so frustrating. I have twice this year thrown out bills or statements I needed, because most of my mail goes straight from the mail box to the trash, unopened. Grrr!

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Allison 8 years, 11 months ago

Great shots

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Sherry Brooks 8 years, 12 months ago

I agree, I ge tmore junk mail than ayhting, it is a total waste of paper

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Mei-Ling 8 years, 12 months ago

Well, I take the view that if they are bills, I am really not interested ...

8 years, 12 months ago Edited
Jill Ooms 8 years, 12 months ago

Very unusual but I love it. #1 is so crisp and clear. I get more spam in my inbox than in my mailbox these days.

8 years, 12 months ago Edited
Mindy 8 years, 12 months ago

this post reminds me of the movie Miracle On 34th Street! I get mail,therefore I am....Santa!

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Oldbabe 8 years, 12 months ago

I hardly get any mail. When I do it's usually a card or letter so I like snail mail.

On the other hand...I have to sort through hundreds of junk emails weekly. Now, that's my rant!

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Oriane 8 years, 12 months ago

The first one is fantastic !! :)

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Tracy 8 years, 12 months ago

Very informative Julie! Still teaching, even in the summer...:)

And I like the b/w.

And I hate the junk mail.

8 years, 12 months ago Edited
Erika 8 years, 12 months ago

Nice shots, i hate junk mail...

8 years, 12 months ago Edited
Dadlak 8 years, 12 months ago

fun and informative post...the G is for Green Bay, right?

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Sojourner 8 years, 12 months ago

[b]Every year this number increases by 2 million.[/b]

This surprises me a bit because we all now have the electronic gadgets. But this only shows that millions of people now are shopping online, ordering catalogues online, etc....

Nice info.

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Marco Stefano Vitiello 8 years, 12 months ago

[b]:):):)[/b]

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Anjie 8 years, 12 months ago

I agree with you -- I get so much mail, and so much of ends up in my waste.
Great B&W shot, you have such a classic mailbox! Mine is just a big square brick box, LOL

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Breezer M. 8 years, 12 months ago

oh my goodness! i totally agree with the whole junk mail thing. i throw out SO much every day; it's ridiculous. interesting shots. nice work!

8 years, 12 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 12 months ago

Great post.

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Jacki 8 years, 12 months ago

I can TOTALLY relate.... I hate getting mail any more, there is almost NOTHING worthwhile... all my bills are auto pay, no one writes letters, therefore if it's in the mailbox chances are it's JUNK! Okay, that's MY rant. :-)

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Lissa 8 years, 12 months ago

I love this! Very original.

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