Somehow that reminds me of an Oliver Sacks title. Also, other riffs.
I'm speaking of the the bricks-and-mortar postal box. I now live with a community multi container thing, probably of galvanized steel, that is a weird joke, even a taunt, in contrast to the average home mailbox. Not to mention the really good copper ones I used to have brochures for.
What we may be glad not to see in our mail may have some commonality - missives from the IRS, or, if you are not in the United States, an equivalent state bureaucracy; a few of the many envelopes saying urgent that mean it.
Surely some enjoy junk mail, but I figure a zillion people don't.
Some enjoy the arrival of movie discs, magazines, actual handwritten letters or postcards. I do too. (Do people still get porn by mail?) But..
me, I look forward to the Penzey's catalog.
I'm not saying they're the premier purveyor of herbs and spices in the world - but they're pretty good at it, and ... I like the recipes. If I'm going to order, usually I'll pick them.
I've purchased various items, including a pepper grinder that still works these years later. I learn from their explanations. And this last issue, I tore out two recipes, one of which I'm trying this evening - for Cheese Straws and Crackers. They're just out of the oven, delicious. So, I'll probably also try the Poppy Seed Cookies.
I sound like a shill. But no. Do I routinely mention them, when I've gotten many many many catalogs? But even there is a reason to like them. They don't send me catalogs every five minutes. Just enough.
What's your favorite mail?
Hi, David. I do like getting dvd's and books too. I'm not a gun follower, but can understand liking the catalogs and magazines. I get almost no magazines anymore and miss some of them.
One of them I miss was - even back then - my idea of rampant sillyness, but it helped form my views, or, as it happened, many antipathies. That was Architectural Digest, the magazine my business partner and I loved to hate, or, more precisely, almost hate. We'd look at it at lunch time on a slow day, or after work for a decompression period before we left for home, picking out what we liked and didn't, and talking about the 'whys'. Communication re verbalizing one's instant takes on this or that.