For years I’ve been receiving junk mail from AARP. At first I was offended – especially since I received my first complimentary membership card when I was barely 50. I cut it into little pieces and tossed it in the garbage.
But lately, the stuff I’ve been receiving holds a miniscule of interest.
This week I got a packet of coupons an inch thick for things like the “walk in bathtub,” Medicare supplemental insurance, and a life alert.
There was one for a Betty Crocker diabetes cookbook, a Jitterbug telephone, Paula Young wigs, and a blood pressure meter.
Oh Lord, when did such things become attractive.
The kicker was today when I received a brochure on “The Solution ComfortSeat.” It’s a toilet seat that wipes you clean – “no plumber necessary.”
There are seven models available. A toilet seat with gears! Well, I never….
Look, if I’m tempted to plunk down $99.95 for such an item, just go ahead and shoot me.