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Old 15 September 2018, 03:40 AM
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I've gotten the same letter three times because I kept trying to get the post office to return it to the sender but instead they redelivered it to me.
I always write "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS RETURN TO SENDER" in big letters across the envelope and cross out my address if I get mail for a previous tenant.
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Old 15 September 2018, 03:57 AM
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I always write "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS RETURN TO SENDER" in big letters across the envelope and cross out my address if I get mail for a previous tenant.
Cross out any bar codes on the letter, as these are used to direct it, and it will keep reading the same codes again. It will force it to be read by a human again.
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Old 15 September 2018, 05:42 AM
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Eventually it stopped coming back. These days I only get junk mail addressed to my apartment's former resident, and I just toss it.
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Old 15 September 2018, 01:44 PM
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We used to live in a house where the previous owner's husband had died fifteen years earlier. All the time we lived in that house we still got mail addressed to him. Once you're on a mailing list, you're on a mailing list! I wonder if now in the days of email if that kind of thing has lessened any.
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Old 15 September 2018, 09:42 PM
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10-15 years after we had bought our house back in Sachse Texas, I started to get requests for money from the Republican party addressed to the previous owner. Since this included a postage paid return envelope, I filled the envelope to capacity with other junk mail and returned it.
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Old 16 September 2018, 12:58 AM
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We bought our house in 2005, and up until last year we got the tax bill for the sellers new property, every year. Luckily they are people we know, so we forward the bill to them. However just today I got some mail for a business they own.
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Old 17 September 2018, 03:41 PM
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At our previous apartment, we would get parking tickets for the previous tenant, from all over southern Ontario. And statements of unpaid parking tickets and overdue notices for unpaid parking tickets. Always returned to sender.

And then we got a notice for renewal of his car registration. Soon after the parking tickets stopped coming. I can't imagine how much the guy would have had to pay in overdue tickets in order to renew his registration. At the very least, it forced him to change his address.
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Old 20 September 2018, 05:23 PM
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You put one of your campaign ads in the middle of a missing person report, local blogger?! What part of tacky do you not get?
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Old 20 September 2018, 06:19 PM
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The part that starts with a T?

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Old 21 September 2018, 07:03 AM
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If you've been racking up public transport fines for traveling without a valid ticket for nine years and just plain ignoring the many many letters they've been sending you all this time (pretty much all of them offering options for payment plans) then you really don't get to play the victim when the government seizes that money from your account. I bet a bunch of those letters you threw into the bin without opening were warning you this was about to happen.

(The poor guy has been having a really really hard time lately and just got kicked out of his house by the landlord along with a bunch of other problems so I can't say any of this stuff to his face, he was massively stressed out even before this.)
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Old 21 September 2018, 02:19 PM
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It never ceases to amaze me how people who ignore travel fees (in Seattle, it's bridge tolls), plus all the correspondence about them, have the audacity to claim how terribly unfair it all is when the hammer comes crashing down on their behavior.

Your friend at least has mega-stress as an excuse.

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That would be my ex-wife. Before I met her, in college, she had decided that she didn't care for the schools parking policies and just parked where she wanted and thought she was being cool tossing the parking tickets. I didn't know this until after we were married when they issued a bench warrant against her for $4000 in tickets and fines.
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I always write "NOT AT THIS ADDRESS RETURN TO SENDER" in big letters across the envelope and cross out my address if I get mail for a previous tenant.
I had this ongoing problem for months; I had to resort to leaving a note in my mailbox for the postal carrier explaining that that person is not at this address. (Crossing out the bar code on the envelope didn't help either.) So far, the note seems to have taken care of the problem, but if I get one more piece of mail for them, I'm going directly to the post office to speak with someone higher-up.
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Old 30 September 2018, 06:33 PM
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Got the same problem : at the end of last year, my sister lived in my tenement, and had her mail, all of it, delivered there. Since them, I've received some mail order mailings addressed to her, even if she doesn't live here anymore. Thankfully, working for the postal service, I have a few "Return to Sender" stickers that I use to send that mail back to their senders. Doesn't seem to do the trick, though, but maybe they'll realize that I don't want their mail.
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Old 01 October 2018, 02:04 PM
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Catalog senders really don't care whether the person they are purportedly sending the catalog to is at the address they've sent it to. Someone (they hope) will see it.

Lainie, I think that a restaurant would have to have bread and cheese somewhere on the menu in order to provide a grilled cheese sandwich, on or off the menu. Then again, entitled jerks teaching their children to be entitled jerks probably don't think of such things.

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Old 01 October 2018, 02:07 PM
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In a mild defense of expecting grilled cheese at Chinese restaurants if most of your experience of Chinese restaurants is buffets and buffets elsewhere are anything like they are around here you can expect to find lots of non-Chinese food choices. Pizza, french fries, onion rings, in one place they even have a carvery featuring roast beef, lamb etc along with yorkshire puddings - that one really threw me!
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Old 01 October 2018, 02:29 PM
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Even so, Sue, if there is nothing on the menu with cheese in it, I think it would be unreasonable to expect the restaurant to have cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches.

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