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Dear Capital One - what's in YOUR brain?

OK, you probably don't read this LJ.  But given that I don't block web bots from my open posts who knows?  In any case, I must wonder where in the wide wide world of weird you got the notion that sending me endless spam, and, far worse, hard copy junk mail to the point that there may be two or three of 'em in the same post needing to be dutifully destroyed and still adding to the concern that some of 'em may have gone astray and any day you'll be insisting that I have an account with you in Schenectady... anyway why this would cause me to do anything  but spit on the ground when your corporate name is mentioned is beyond me.  I will certainly NEVER take out an account with you.  You have, however indirectly made a sale.  I just bought a crosscut shredder capable of handling whole envelopes of junk mail, faux credit cards  (probably real ones too), dvds and whatnot.  So there.


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Dec. 12th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
Cross-cut shredder that can deal with the fake cards and the envelope without it having to be opened first? Just the ticket!

I also get frequent Capital One envelopes despite being on the supposely legally enforced UK no-bulk-mail list...
Dec. 13th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
What I want to know is how they continue to exist, despite the monumental paper bill they must have. Or has Capital One found the mill that ground out the salt and converted it to admail generation?
Dec. 13th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
"insisting that I have an account with you in Schenectady..."

which brings me back to this fact of life.

All galactic traffic winds up being mis-routed to Schenectady NY
from one of my more fav kid books
From 'So You Want To Be A Wizard' by Diane Duane:

..."Stick to those instructions," Carl said. "Don't be tempted to improvise. That claudication [think transdimensional gate] is the oldest one in New York, and it's the trickiest because of all the people using it all the time. One false syllable in a spell and you may wind up in Schenectady."
"Is that another world?" Fred asked. [Fred is a sentient white hole.]
"Nearly." Carl laughed.
The absolute inside joke is the following

Another World
145 Erie Blvd, Schenectady, NY
(518) 346-7387

(adult book store)


(firefox link)


(IE Link)

Dec. 13th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
All galactic traffic winds up being mis-routed to Schenectady NY

...and Les Barker points out that all mis-routed luggage ends up at Terminal Four at Heathrow. ;)
Dec. 14th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oh I've been a fan of Diane Duane's writing for a long time myself, especially the Wizard series. I also read her LJ. Incidentally, she's writing the third cat wizard book online - see The Big Meow for details.
Dec. 14th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm on the list of people who don't want to receive unsolicited financial offers, so I don't get much of this type of thing, but if I remember correctly, Capital One is the company that insists on mailing me offers still, to my house address which has an unsecured mailbox that I do not use as my official mailing address. I cut their last mailing into pieces, apart from the envelopes, then stuffed everything else into the postage-paid business reply envelope with a note that they had better stop sending unsolicited mailings to an address that is wrong.
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