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Strolling through Toys'R'Us with my daughter when suddenly...
When a local furniture commercial makes the volume of their commercial twice as loud as every other commercial
Shopping from Canada in the U.S., online.
Wife: "I wish I was a trophy wife." Me: "You are a trophy wife! You're a participation trophy! :D "
When that cute girl from high school wants to randomly reconnect after years of no contact to go "have lunch"
You can't get worked up about something if you don't care about anything.
Call Your Senators About Cassidy-Graham. Enough Is Enough.
She cared more about what people thought than her actions
My recent job experience
Worth it.
Don't tell them what you don't want them to know.
My 3 year old getting into the car today...
I knew something was wrong!
Thank goodness for trip cancelation insurance
What a time to be alive
I couldn't be happier for a moment... I just don't get it
Nicest old woman I have ever met.
It's time to change my password at work
Wise beyond my years, I guess.
Dad always said "only burn as many bridges as you gotta to win the war"
Day job struggles
A reminder in light of the Kevin Hart incident
I'm ashamed of the leadership in this country.
Just heard this in my dorm.
I know some of you guys have done this before.
When I see an ad in the middle of a video on Facebook
I really do have the best boss
So satisfying...
Me on the drive to work this morning
After every natural disaster....
The unfortunate reality of Tinder
After seeing John Kelly literally facepalm in reaction to Trump's UN speech
The lady on the phone said nobody else was having trouble, just me
In the end, it doesn't even matter
After living pay check to pay check
I know he's trying to be thorough, but can we get the show started!?
The good ol' switcheroo
Didn't think this needed to be said, but ladies...
Floored it past someone after being stuck behind them for 6 no-passing-zone miles at 15mph only for them to stop beside me at the next red light and ask "what my hurry is"...
Popup ad tried to circumvent uBlock Origin by invoking Chrome PDF Viewer. It got blocked anyway.
108 zephyer19 I use to belong to Sierra Club. I'm pretty sure they spent all the money I sent them trying to get me to give them more. Saved up all the paper appeals for six months and mailed them back to the President of the club, wrote a letter mentioning the phone calls too. Also asked why they didn't move out of San Francisco, the most expensive city in America. No reply
14 Bohunk_l This is one of the largest reasons I don't donate like this. Salvation Army? Grocery checkout asks? Bucket on the curb? Homeless man that might spend it on drugs? All good, they don't bother me years later with weekly letters, and letters from similar organizations that they gave my info to with a great big "SUCKER" stamped across it and I still get to feel like a not so shitty person.
8 forest_ranger When I was younger we "bought" my mom a real elephant at a conservation park in Africa because she loved elephants. They always sent newsletters and donation requests to her. After she died I forwarded her mail to my house in order to sort out her affairs. I sent them a letter explaining that my mother had died and I would appreciate it if they could stop sending me letters as it just reminded me that my mom was dead and I really didn't have any money to give them. They took her name off the mail and started mailing them to me. I still get them 23 years later as a monthly reminder that my mom is still dead.
25 thefranster 63.5% of all paper consumed in the US was recovered for recycling in 2010. Paper recovery for recycling has increased by 77% since 1990. 33% of paper comes from wood chips and sawmill scraps; another 33% comes from recycled paper. (US EPA) While I agree this is obnoxious and *seems* ironic, the use of paper can be cheaper than running digital campaigns.
5 i-am-solo-dolo r/mildlyinfuriating
5 IDontLikeLollipops Paper is made in paper farms. They grow trees for like ten years, then pull them up by the roots, then replant them. Paper is a renewable resource. It's no more damaging than any other farmed resource.
2 sprigglespraggle On the plus side, you'll never run out of address labels (for the two letters you send each year).
2 blipsman When I was a kid, our synagogue/Hebrew School would always have us buy trees to plant in Israel as part of Tu'bishvat, a holiday celebrating the coming of spring. When I became an adult, the big Jewish org in town started sending 4-5 mailings a week about events, fundraising drives, and so on... and I joked that all those trees we planted as kids were simply to supply the future mailings
1 rinnip This is why you always use a fake name and an enemy's return address when donating.
1 atomic1fire Actually, 100 sheets of paper would probably barely make a dent in tree loss because a single pine tree could probably make way more paper. Plus I'm fairly certain the paper industry in certain country has to contribute to reforestation. (or they just manage their own tree farms, whichever.) Plus there's always the possibility that your letters were made with recycled paper, so they didn't really need to cut down more trees outside of what they already cut down.
1 odreiw It was said that you would bring safety to the trees, not leave them in darkness!
1 platinumgulls I've told this story before, but it bears repeating occasionally. I used to work for a large legal publisher. Part of the marketing team's job was to create cute little direct mail flyers for law firms to get them to buy more books, sign up for more access to the case law files, etc. Every year, the marketing team has this huge party to pat themselves on the back for a great year. They routinely invite the head honchos from the various big firms to speak at round table events to boast about how awesome the company is so we can pat ourselves on the back and go home happy. Well, at one of these round tables, one of the attorneys rolls in a fairly large suitcase. He rolls the suitcase to the middle of the stage unzips and pours out all of the direct mail flyers he's received over the past 6 months. It covered a large portion of the stage and without any irony he says, "This is the amount of mail I get from you people in six months. This is shameful and made worse because it actually makes me less likely to buy your products when I'm inundated with this kind of stuff on a daily basis." A few days after the party, I still remember the memo proclaiming the company was going "green" and would no longer pursue direct mail and how much it better it would be for the environment. I must have laughed in my cube for an hour after reading that one.