All Mail Isn’t Junk

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Junk mail from just a single day… straight to recycling, except for those subway coupons… gotta save some of those =)

Paperless billing ranks right up there with sliced bread in my book. It’s a great invention, that continually makes my life easier. But, it does mean that I can turn into a bit of a zombie when I check the mail every night. I try and put a minimum amount of thought into sorting what junk mail needs to be shredded and what can go straight into the recycling bill.

But, I was recently shaken out of my zombie state when a couple of envelopes that I thought were going to be junk ended up being anything but.

 

Unexpected Bills (boo hiss)

The first near miss was a fairly nondescript envelope from a business on the other side of the state. Turned out to be a bill for medical lab services that had been rendered over 6 months prior. I definitely hadn’t been expecting a bill – not to mention one for over $100 (the bill was later reduced), so I’m very glad that I caught it.

 

Surprise Checks (woohoo)

Another near miss was a more pleasant surprise. What I thought was going to be a quarterly statement from our mortgage company – why they still send these baffles me! – ended up being a check for over $200! Woohoo! I can’t really call it free money since it was a refund from overpaying into our escrow account over the course of the previous eight months. Regardless, it was a pleasant surprise that almost ended up going into the shredder unopened.

 

Any unexpected come in the mail for you that got lost in the shuffle of all the junk?

 

5 comments to All Mail Isn’t Junk

  • i think you just convinced me that i better stop auto-shredding all the letters that come from my lender… i haven’t looked at one in probably six months!..

    i hope that i didn’t shred some free money ;D

    • The great irony of your comment is that it got caught in our spam filter =) Spam, the junk mail of the internet.

      If you find any checks when you open the envelopes can the PoP’s get a cut? jk!

  • Mail is never a good thing it seems… Although I think once, a few years ago, I received a prize for a competition I had forgotten I entered, which was nice.

    • I don’t know… we’ve had pretty good luck with the mail lately. A $10 rebate check that Mr PoP’s dad filled out in our names – and said we could keep! – came just the other day.

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