Hidden Amid the Junk Mail

The mail carrier arrived during my break time today. I grew up thinking that mail carriers had a pretty set routine. They wouldn’t arrive at exactly the same time every single day, but they would be within some kind of window. This does not seem to be the case with the delivery to my house–or more specifically to the group of mailboxes across the street from my house since I lost door to door mail delivery. The postal worker arrives at different times each day. The window for delivery seems to be between 10 and 4. This is not a complaint. It is merely an observation.

Today, the mail arrived early enough that I could go out and get it before teaching my next class. I am expecting some accessories to Zwift with. I also bought a bunch of stamps for the stamp collection. Sadly, none of those things came today. Instead I got an ad for a new housing development north of where I live and some coupons for pizza. A new house would be nice, but the payments would probably be astronomical. Pizza would also be good. You could imagine which coupons I kept.

In addition to this exciting mail, I also got a catalogue for Busy Bee Tools. I have been there before and you can read about it here. I guess I put my name on their mailing list. This doesn’t bother me because a catalogue full of tools sounds like a great idea.

I sat and looked through the catalogue while drinking a cup of coffee to finish off my break–it is quite a lengthy break. I poured over the pages and started reorganizing the fantasy shop in my head to accommodate all of these tools and the projects I would build. I spent my break in that fantasy world. Maybe it was my imagination, but the coffee tasted even better. It brought enough calmness that the rest of the classes were a breeze. I even told my students about it and one of them, who also happens to follow the blog, asked if it was Today’s Perfect Moment. I didn’t detect a note of sarcasm, so I told him exactly what I am writing for you. Yes, indeed. Getting deeply entranced by the catalogue is Today’s Perfect Moment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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4 Responses to Hidden Amid the Junk Mail

  1. Lkvy says:

    I hate junk mail but like you, I kind of like looking thru some catalogues, such as the Ikea catalogue, or the Bradford Exchange (because it’s tacky as hell!)

    • Anthony says:

      You should get ahold of the Hammaker Shlemmer catalogue. They have a whole pile of stuff you couldn’t possibly believe anybody would need or would pay that much for–but they obviously do.
      Do you like looking through bike catalogues, or is that too much like work?

      • Lkvy says:

        I’ll give you my mailing address if you can get that catalogue to me!

        Yeah, I have to look through bike stuff online every day for work. I do get excited when new stuff gets added to the website, though!

      • Anthony says:

        Check the website first…it might get old quickly. Also, less paper.

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