It’s years since I have written about junk mail. It’s six years ago that I started writing about it when there was much talk in the then Government about limiting it. In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if somewhere we haven’t either got a Minister for junk mail or at least an ombudsman type regulator. (See the previous post by clicking on February 2013 in the archive).
Like everyone else, I have given up trying to stem the tide of junk mail that floods in through the letter box each day. And anyway the post lady is very nice and I don’t want to see her out of a job. So I keep on sifting and sorting the unwanted post before I throw it in the recycle bin. We will just have to do without the Amazon rain forest.
One of today’s letters really made me stop and think. It was from Green Space UK with, and I quote — “ Important information about my conservatory”. It was about changes in the planning regulations and how Green Space UK could help me to upgrade my conservatory into a room you can use. What’s more they were even offering me a Substantial Subsidy.
Well you can always do with another room in your house, so I set about looking for my conservatory. I looked everywhere, although it is strange that I haven’t seen it before, we have been here nearly 40 years ! It is definitely not inside, so I went and checked outside and although there were plenty of sheds, I couldn’t find a conservatory anywhere.
I wonder what Green Space UK know that I don’t. Maybe they have a fleet of drones that fly all over the UK searching out conservatories. If so I wish they would tell me where mine has gone to, because I wouldn’t want to miss out on that Substantial Subsidy.
And I could do with the extra room to store all the junk mail I get !