This envelope arrived in today’s mail, completely intriguing me…
Whom could this be from? Someone I know? The return address is Annandale, New South Wales, Australia. The sender certainly went to a lot of trouble, with all of the stamps. I really love that rose coneflower, with reminds me of a sea anemone. I love protea in general.
I open the envelope, and inside there seems to be a postcard & a letter. I really wonder who sent this to me!
Flipping over the postcard, it seems the sender did not write on it…oh–wait:
Oh, wait: the sender printed something & glued it to the card. Why do that? Why not write? And then I look closer still. Oh. Oh. He’s advertising something. This person has a business, selling postcards.
How did he get my address?!? Then I saw the Postcard United i.d. He’s using his account (and one on Postcrossing) to fish for clients & suppliers of images. Obviously pumping out these messages as fast as he can get new postcard IDs, and just dropping in names & ID codes into a standard message. Foulness. So what’s this piece of paper?
Front & back, with his needs.
This reminds me of the time, long, long, ago, when I was job hunting & was called to an interview. It was in the evening, and a lot of people were there to be interviewed. We were all called into a room, and–given a pitch for a pyramid scheme, AKA multilevel marketing (like Amway or Mary Kay). I told off the herders, letting them know it’s crass to deceive people who need real work, and then I left.
It’s so disappointing to have this happen on what’s supposed to be a fun, interactive hobby site. What a horrible thing to happen on Postcard United.
I mean, if I wanted to have a bad time, I’d log onto swap-bot.
OH! And swap-bot did give me a bad time today.
I sent this dog lover a dog postcard, with a dog stamp & dog sticker, among other delights. How much more “extra special” does it get than that? I really do think I need to start taping cash to my swaps.
To be fair, I did get a wonderful postcard today, one I really love, with a beautiful stamp & a nice food-related message…but I’ll save that for another post. I’m having way too much fun grousing right now to spoil the mood by sharing that card.