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The Mail We All Hate

September 25, 2011
Our temporary mailbox

Image by bug_girl_mi via Flickr

We all get them.  Those pictures with children and puppies. The requests for support.  Some of them even look like bills.  It’s a compelling psychological pitch.  It is particularly compelling to seniors whose judgment is impaired.

Mom paid each of those “bills”as they arrived. She had a stash of stamps and the mailman took them from the box on the front porch.  Of course the mail arrived and left while Dad was at work.  It was all very convenient.  Whenever I was at her house I checked her mailbox and stole those “bills” to process in my own way.

When I discovered that Dad had fallen into the same trap, I asked his live in caregiver to be sure these solicitations never reached his hands.

Protecting someone from their own good intentions is still protection.

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