A Really Bad Fundaising Idea:
I normally don't like using a blog to complain about random stuff in life, but here's one that might be of interest to readers. (And obviously, if that sort of post isn't your cup of tea, just skip it.)

  Yesterday's mail included a postcard indicating that there was a certified mail letter waiting for me at the post office. I haven't received such a letter in years, so I figured, hey, who knows, might be important. So I made a special trip to the post office to pick it up, drove over, found a parking spot, and waited in line. And waited, and waited. And when I finally got to the front of the line, the postal employee took a few minutes to find my letter in a large stack of envelopes that were all obviously from the same source. So finally the employee finds my letter, and it's . . . . drum roll please . . . a direct mail fundraising letter from the RNC. Yup, just a form letter. I opened it, and it explains that the letter was sent certified mail because it's critically important that I received the letter in person so I could take "immediate action."

  Of course, the only "immediate action" I wanted to take was to send the RNC a bill for the 40 minutes or so of my time that I wasted just to get a form letter. As Adam Sandler might ask, who are the ad wizards that came up with this one? Any, so goes my complaint about random stuff in life today. And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.