posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 03:05 PM
I just opened a letter from the DMV. In the envelope, along with the official communication, were two glossy advertisements. To be honest, I am
offended that my tax dollars are being used to send private ads. It's gotten to the point where you can't just "shut off the TV." No matter where
you go, you are bombarded by ads. No wonder people's brains are melting, and they fold to bad decision-making.
The first ad, while I am still offended by it, at least makes some sense. It is an ad from State Farm insurance. In NY State, as it probably is in all
states now, auto insurance is required by law. Still, I don't see why State Farm should have the advantage, even if they paid for it, of being
included in an an official state communication sent via the US Postal Service.
The second one pissed me off to no end, having been forced into bankruptcy a few years back. It's an ad from Discover card. I don't need a damn
credit card and I don't want one. Haven't they screwed up enough lives already? Haven't they done enough to drive this economy right into the
ground? And now my very own state government is shoving it right in my face that they are helping them do that. I wish I could take this ad and pound
it right back up their tailpipes.