Circular Delivery Guys Are An Unstoppable Force

Every two weeks everyone on my block gets a bag full of coupons. It’s a bit annoying and certainly a waste of trees. I kick them right to the curb for recycling. One time I even tracked down the company and asked for them to stop delivering to building. They said, oh yeah sure, it may take a few weeks, but we’ll take you off the list. The coupons have never stopped.

Yesterday I was walking home and I passed two of the circular delivery employees…

At first I mistook them for the homeless guys who prowl for bottles. They were shabbily dressed and pushed two shopping carts full of the coupon bags. By the looks of the two, I could tell there was no way that these guys were ever going to check apartments against a “do not throw” list. You can opt-out of most other direct marketing efforts, but these guys just don’t give a damn. Unless I can think of some creative way of somehow make throwing trash in front of my apartment, they represent an unstoppable force. Maybe something involving faxing them copies of all the circulars I receive…