I have noted of late that charities are obviously using a third party to encourage donations. However, it seems that this third party is using the same devices for all charities. And that if a person gives to one or two (or more) charities, their name is going to be on the mailing lists of many clients of this third party (let’s call it the Mail Out King).
Upon my return, not only did I have reminders from the charities I do support, but a host of other requests from those I have not considered. Thus, I am awash in the enticements the Mail Out King supplies as inducements.
I now have twelve (12) pens at my disposal. Six (6) are black with gold trim; four (4) are garishly multi-coloured; one (1) is light blue; one (1) is tartan. Only five (5) have the name of a charity upon them.
More numerous than the pens, I have notepads of various sizes. These I actually use.
I have five (5) zippered pen&pencil cases to hold them.
I have three (3) large (and garishly-coloured) shoulder bags.
I have dozens of Christmas cards and envelopes.
I have hundreds of stickers containing my name and address to put upon these envelopes.
I have no idea what all this material is worth, nor what it must cost to send them.