At last, I just received the (completely unwanted) bobblehead promised to me from a stock photo company that I have no interest in.
On June 12th, I posted a blog about this situation, which I see as junk mail of the highest, most bobbley form. Recall that prior to my post, the company spokesperson informed me that the package had already been sent to me, and there was nothing they could do to stop it.
Clearly, the issue was not that they had pre-printed address labels. (I'm feeling more like Perez Hilton every day. Not good.)
I don't mean to make a big deal about this bobble head, but I see it as representative of a greater issue. I have to reference my upcoming move again here, and the time I spent ridding our home of unnecessary items. I also spent an entire evening (hours!) shredding junk mail that had accumulated in the to-be-shred pile. Receiving these unwanted items is a waste of my time, a waste of our resources, and the mass printing of our contact and account information is just not safe. Junk mail, most of which is designed to look important, often leads to confusion when sorting to find the actual mail (bills, statements, etc) in the inbox.
So, how does this "Return to Sender" thing work, anyway?
ADDENDUM to the ADDENDUM, July 30th: An unnamed coworker of mine insisted upon opening the Bobblehead package. I agreed, but only on the condition that it would belong to her once it came out of the box. Worse than I ever even expected, here's what we found:
I think it speaks for itself.