Instead of election mailers, send me a lollipop
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