I want to apologize, in a way, to all the people who have asked for help, and I have ignored them or declined. This refers to a large number of requests for donations to causes, mostly charitable.
Many are doing good work. I do make modest donations about three times a month. What happens then is that my name and address are then conveyed to a proliferation of mailing lists. So around 100 appeals a month come in, plus possibly 20 phone calls.
Some callers get argumentative and won’t take no for an answer. I hang up.
A large selection of catalogs also arrives, plus several appeals a week from a political party.
The Postal Service says it has no control over mailing lists, except for sexually oriented material.
I feel that any sale or exchange of one’s address is an invasion of privacy and should be controlled.
Bruce C. Cornish