Friday, 07 February 2014
Crabby Old Lady's Political Harassment
I don't know about you guys but I liked the mix of this week's blog posts more than many weeks.
The daily topics are not something I plan much. They come about and are decided upon almost entirely day-to-day from what I run into or, otherwise, what has been on my mind for a while that I may have spent time researching. I go with them as long as they are not repetitive within the five days.
Some weeks are more interesting than others – like this one that provoked four days of good discussion. More than many others, this blog is nothing without you, the readers, and I thank you. I have as much fun here reading comments as I do writing the stories.
Unfortunately, I can't match the work involved for something as equally provocative today. Somehow I booked way too many meetings and appointments for yesterday leaving pretty much no time to write.
But Crabby Old Lady, who you'd think had more that her share of space in this week's mix, does have one little thing stuck in her craw.
Crabby subscribes to a bunch of – way too many – email newsletters from progressive and Democratic organizations. They keep her up to date on political doings and current talking points about many of the issues that concern her.
Most of these groups send out a missive every day and way too many send several each day. Every one of them ends each mailing with a request for $3, sometimes $5 or they beg to meet a fund-raising goal by midnight.
Or what? The world will end? Contrary to their hysteria, not every issue is earth-shattering.
Now, more frequently than in the past, the messages have no – as in, zero – information beyond begging for money.
Crabby has not unsubscribed from any of these organization's mailings. Yet. She is about to begin.
She donates to a few whose groups whose work she most believes in on an annual or bi-annual basis but even they annoy her constantly with penny-ante $3 annoyance emails.
Crabby Old Lady wonders if she could possibly be the only person who wants to support political causes she believes in but is feeling increasingly harassed by the constant pestering and will start opting out now.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Dan Gogerty: Amazon Left a Pig on My Doorstep