In­stead of elec­tion mail­ers, send me a lol­lipop

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OPINION -

Dear Ed­i­tor: This morn­ing I went to the Sauger­ties post of­fice to pick up my mail. As I pulled all the po­lit­i­cal post­cards out of my box, I could hear the sweet-look­ing, older woman next to me qui­etly whis­per to her­self, “Get this crap out of my box.” The joys of elec­tion sea­son. Po­lit­i­cal ad­ver­tis­ing post­cards used to be 4-by-6 in size. Each year they’ve got­ten big­ger and big­ger, and now, sev­eral in my box were 8-by-14.

Yoooo-whoooo, politi­cians? No­body reads this stuff. Ev­ery­body I see in the post of­fice takes this stuff di­rectly from their box and throws it into the post of­fice waste bas­ket.

If you re­ally want to con­vey an hon­est mes­sage to me, the voter, that I will pay at­ten­tion to, then send me a lol­lipop with your name and photo on the wrap­per.

I prom­ise to take it home, suck hap­pily on the lol­lipop, and think of you fondly for as long as the lol­lipop lasts. Alan Beebe Sauger­ties

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