Thursday, November 14, 2013

advent paper

Thursdays are always banner days for the newspaper flyer cartel, of course, but today especially so. Today I received six, count 'em ... six, identical flyers for Toys Backward R Us in my morning paper. 

It's possible that my newspaper carrier gets paid by the kilogram. It's not unlikely that my local newspaper is secret front for the forestry industry. But my suspicion is that I have been subjected to personal espionage by the toy-makers' cabal. Somehow they know that I buy a new board game for the family every Christmas and that I have not set foot inside a Toys Backward R Us for about a dozen years. 

Where's Edward Snowden when you need him?

7 comments:

Dale said...

I'm up for Crokinole or Parcheesi! Or a chat with Edward if you reach him.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We recommend full-body armour when we partake in Crokinole, Dale. Not sure if it's required during encounters with Edward.

John Mutford said...

While it's about Target and not Toys R Us, you reminded me of this story.

Eugene Knapik said...

I haven't played crokinole since I was a tot...what fun! I confess a soft spot for board games.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Exactly the sort of thing I suspect, John! Fortunately I remain unpregnant...

I love board games, too, Eugene, and I love actually having time at Christmas to play them.

Allison said...

I used to deliver flyers when I was younger: Wednesday was the big mail out day then.

It does seem like such an incredibly waste of resources now. You should be able to opt-out of such things.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's almost time to consider opting out of newspaper delivery altogether, I think, Al.