Disgust for the “all knowing” ministry


The one thing I abhor as much as spam is junk mail. But the whole blanket target marketing thing pisses me off incredibly. Yes, apparently I need a whole bunch of credit cards based on the amount of applications I receive, just as much as I need Viagra apparently because… well, someone out there just knows that I need it.
So when I got this postcard, at first I was like… hey, what’s this cool asian stuff. Then I realized that some Ministry from GEORGIA was sending me stuff. What the heck? I’m not even in the same zip code. Or state for that matter. What’s even more infuriating is the fact that they assumed I was Korean based on my last name. It’s like if the the Catholic church decided…. hey, let’s send Catholic advertisements to all Italians because everyone knows that Italians are Catholic! Uhh no. Or that anyone with the last name of William must be an American. Talk about generalizing.
Which leads me to my complaint at work. You wouldn’t believe how many corporate mailing lists I get on due to the fact that they figure I have an asian sounding name, so I must in fact reside in Asia! Huh? How did you figure that out.
In any case, back to the original topic. There is a lesson to be learned here. Don’t send people mail about things they can’t read, based on certain assumptions that you think are correct. It’s rude, inconsiderate, and plain waste of the tree that the postcard was made from, not to mention a waste of government (Postal service) time and most of all, my time. And you’ll guarantee that you’ll do yourself a huge disservice if that person just happens to blog since my previously indifferent opinion of you has slid towards disdain for you. Talk about bad luck on your part. Well, bad luck to be the target of such scoffing.