… a recommendation that my mother-in-law Mrs. R. subscribe to the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, 11 issues for “just $1.97 a copy.”
I wanted to return the letter in the postage-paid envelope, with this notation: “Received request mailed to Mr. R. I am informing you the true addressee is an 87-year-old woman, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and in an assisted living facility. Therefore, your newsletter ain’t going to do her a heck of a lot of good.”
Those people who want someone else’s money just shotgun these things. There is no research for accuracy, no looking to see if an addressee is a man or a woman.
Those people who want money don’t care about truth or accuracy, only about getting more money.
I intended writing the above snarky note, and then checked the return address: a subscription service center in Big Sandy, Texas. Big Sandy is northwest of Longview and has a population of around 1,300.
I’m pretty sure Mayo Clinic doesn’t have an office there.