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June 6th, 2011

I Don’t Need A Catalog

Like many of you, I now buy a lot of stuff online. Come to think of it, there’s very little I buy exclusively offline anymore. But there’s one thing a lot of companies still do, and it bugs the hell out of me: they send catalogs.

I do think that catalogs still have their place, but listen. If I buy something online, how about you never send me a print catalog ever? Make me request it. I shouldn’t just get it.

This Ping was inspired by a recent trip out of town. When we arrived back home, a good 80% of our mail consisted of catalogs that neither my wife nor I requested. And yeah, I know about Catalog Choice. But why is the default something which is an enormous waste of time, postage, and trees? Hmmmm?

Posted in Consumer Commentary

darlene June 7, 2011, 6:30 am

Hi Ryan,

I’m reading through the comments regarding EHS. (paused at August 2005 and decided to write to you. :-)) Have you had anyone say that when falling asleep that they sometimes have a banging feeling that starts slow and speeds up. It’s not the heart for sure, it happens in my head. For me this happens most times when I am napping and will happen at the beginning or at the end of a nap. Also at times I get the one jolt bang and other times like a vertigo spinning sensation. I’ve experienced this since I was a little girl but as I age it is increasing in severity and frequency. Any thoughts?

Ryan June 7, 2011, 8:48 am

It’s 2011, after all!

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