Have you ever started randomly receiving mail you DID NOT sign up for?
It feels like this has been a continuing story for me over the last few years with one random (and slightly disconcerning thing) or another. It started when I was probably ninteen and a wedding dress showed up at my parents house addressed to me. Not ordered by me. Ironically, it was my size, and quite pretty.
I promptly sent that one back, assuming some girl was freaking out as her day approaches and she still doesn’t have a dress. (I’m a little sensitive to that because I grew up up hearing my mom’s horror story of not receiving her dress til the DAY OF her wedding! It. is. stressful. folks.)
Then it moved to magazines.
Two years ago, again to my parent’s house, with “Working Mother” (I’m single, and most certainly not a mom.) Weird. Funny. Periodically, I’d peruse them for the pure irony and laugh of it. Juggling schedules between family and work, how to spend quality time with kids…
Then it morphed to the office, where “Essence” (a magazine for trendy African-American women) came regularly in my name (which brought me no small grief at the office, let me tell you.) But it has all sorts of helpful tips on… nappy hair, being a sexy and successful black woman, etc etc…
Most recently, “American Baby” showed up at my home address… you guessed it… addressed to me. And while the cover posed this precious little baby, I’m honestly not terribly interested in breast feeding at this point in life. Honest.
All of this begs the question… Am I the only one who gets weird, non-applicable stuff in the mail you didn’t order?