If “Kia” is the sound a hamster makes while being sodomized, AARP is the sound a dog makes when it’s fooling around with a tennis ball and accidentally swallows it. Just a thought. Anyway, I got some physical snail mail from AARP today, and I was so relieved. I haven’t heard from them in three days, and I was worried sick. Mainly, because even though it’s just 2023, we mustn’t drop the ball on our goal of receiving one ton of AARP mail in my lifetime. There are trees out there, clogging the environment, that need to be utilized, to realize their fate, as it were.

I kid AARP. They do serve a purpose, and a good one, for the most part, but I don’t understand why all the physical mail. And did you know there is no way to make them stop? OK. If you die, but it still takes awhile, and it’s not unusual to go to any cemetery and see a fairly sizable stack of AARP envelopes piled up by the newer headstones.

Then I thought, maybe since they are targeting retired people (hence the name) they think that all old, retired people don’t know about the Internet and still relish seeing mail in the box every morning when they trudge through the snow out to the gate by the highway. I see a fundamental flaw in their reasoning, since, let’s see, people who turn 55 today and begin receiving their AARP mail were born back in 1968 and were still teenagers when the Internet was invented by that Gore guy. AARP marketing department seems to be operating on an old model.

I know I’m being curmudgeonly, as is my wont. I can easily imagine my counterpart back in the 1790s bitching about how AARP keeps sending a messenger on horseback by the house to yell out their latest insurance offerings, when Ben Franklin invented the post office quite awhile before. I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.

So, half a ton of paper so far. Fingers crossed.


7 thoughts on “AARP

  1. I’m 76 been a “member’ of AARP since whenever I qualified and I get NO snail mail from them other than the 2 monthly magazines. My ‘membership’ renews in October every year and I get a renewal notice in June (or thereabouts) and another in September. But that’s it. I do get 2 or 3 emails a week. I wonder why you get so much snail mail and I don’t, not that I am complaining.

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    1. Yeah, I was wondering why I don’t actually get emails from them. Or very rarely. In the case of AARP, it could be that since I already have some health insurance through tham that I am on their dead-tree list, but I’ve never dealt with AAA before.


    1. That’s so odd. I don’t get AAA marketing. It’s those algorithms, I guess. It’s all very weeerd.
      Having type-2 diabetes disqualifies me for any of those insurance offers, so even if I was in the market, it wouldn’t matter.


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