If there’s one thing that annoys the hell out of me, it’s junk mail. Especially the stuff that isn’t addressed to anyone, but just gets delivered in bulk by Royal Mail.
And the most annoying kind of junk mail? The stuff from charities that includes some kind of ‘freebie’ in it. Usually it’s just a plastic pen (how many of those end up in landfill?), but this week, those lovely people at Help The Aged sent me a tea bag.
Yup, a tea bag.
I briefly glanced at the bumf that came with it.. something about some woman in Africa having to walk miles to make a cup of tea. Basically, a guilt trip. “We’ve sent you something, you really should give us your money now”.
No. No! I will not give money to people that try to make me feel guilty. I’ll give money to the charities I think are good causes. I won’t give you money because you send me unsolicited junk that wants me to feel guilty goes straight in the bin. Well… maybe if you sent me free chocolate, I might…
You have to wonder how much money is spent on these campaigns and how much is simply thrown away without being read.
I didn’t drink the tea. I’m convinced it’s made with ground-up old people and smells of wee.