Okay, who’s the wise guy? Somebody is pranking me, for all of a sudden I am getting a ridiculous amount of mail from “Donald Trump” … both email and ‘snail’ mail. Miss Goose, the keeper of the mailbox key (and the only one of us who can actually get the darned mailbox open) is getting tired of carrying home mounds of mail, only to have me give it a cursory glance and point her in the direction of the trash can.
Today’s mail, however, took the cake. A big window envelope with an official air about it. In the upper left-hand corner, in lieu of a return address, it reads “Form 0903 (2018); Official Republican Party Document”. Say WHAT??? And then, it states:
“Notice: This DOCUMENT IS REGISTERED to the individual named below and must be accounted for during tabulation. If you choose not to represent your district in this official Presidential Platform Survey, you must sign and return this Document using the pre-addressed envelope provided.”
The ‘document’ is a 33-question survey in six sections:
- Presidential Leadership
- Economic Issues
- National Security Issues
- Healthcare Issues
- Values Issues
- Politics and the Media
Now, I am torn. Miss Goose says I should tear it into shreds and/or burn it. My first inclination was to agree with her, and that is likely what I will do. I considered actually answering the questions, sending a message, but I’m fairly certain these things are tallied electronically, and my small voice of dissent would not even be heard. Frankly, I can find better ways to waste my time. And besides, since they said it must be returned, I am making a defiant stand by pitching the thing, right?
At the end of the final section, there is, predictably, a space to enter one’s credit card number for as much money as one would like to donate. I told Miss Goose that I might tape a penny onto the form, and she said, “why waste a perfectly good penny?” Good point … she gets her frugal nature from her Grannie, y’know!
I’m still curious, though, about why I am getting all this mail from the republicans all of a sudden. I am a registered Independent! I have made a few enemies over the past 2 years … I wonder if somebody put my name on a list somewhere, just to be ornery?