My, goodness, the couple who lived here before us received every catalog known to humanity. Catalogs do not get forwarded, which is why they always add "or current resident" to the label. We must have received seventy-five different catalogs in our first month of living here. I've never even seen that much mail come to one location! It's kind of funny, too, because it might explain why we have the biggest mailbox in the group of boxes across the street from us. I didn't think there was any reason for it, but the amount of mail they must have gotten was probably nuts. There are tons from companies I've never even heard of. We now put more catalogs than magazines in recycling each week.
They also receive a lot of Republican-related mail (since that also now goes to "current resident"). There's a rather hotly contested Senate primary for the Republicans in Connecticut, so we're getting fliers we never would be getting otherwise. The ones for the woman running for the slot are rather interesting. And, no, I'm not naming her since she gets enough press. Her campaign is rather prominent. She is part of a business that features well-built men, which I only mention because some of my gay male friends have said they'd be happy to vote for her if it meant they could get private time with John Cena for a few hours. But I digress. I was just struck by the listing on one of her fliers of her social media sites. Sure, all candidates use Twitter and Facebook, but she also has Flickr, YouTube, and MySpace. MySpace is the one that gets me. I thought that was primarily used by independent musicians these days. I can't remember my username or password, so I haven't been back in years, but I thought it was a tad odd for her to have a site there. Maybe it's not, and I have no plans to check it out. It's also clear that she is spending a ton of money on her advertising. Wow, they are huge and incredibly well-designed.
I will be glad when our mail outnumbers theirs, though.