Thursday, May 04, 2006

My First Piece of German Junk Mail Today!

For those of you in Germany, this may seem like an odd post, but for those of you in America it will come as a surprising fact. After landing in Duesseldorf December 31, 2005, I received my FIRST piece of junk mail today. Back in America my mailbox would be overflowing with junk mail almost daily. Well, in Germany, you rarely receive junk mail. I almost feel honored to have received this junk mail today. It is for an online casino and I do not know where they got my name, but I am honored. :) I feel like I am finally a recognized resident of Germany! Hurray!


Blogger Expat Traveler said...

James - in Switzerland you can put a sticker on your "box", le boit, that says no junk mail please. I love the concept and wish they would use this everywhere!

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Belinda said...

LOL you're so cute! You can have all my junkmail sweetie.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

The assimilation police have been keeping an eye on you. "I think he is ready - send in the junk mail!" Yes, it is nice not to get the junk so much.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

your so funny james:)
I love your full glass:) it's overflowing, you soooo remind me of my buddy in chicago:) *sniff*
well i guess your really official now!

5:53 AM  
Blogger christina said...

"I think he's ready, send the junk mail." - LOL, Claire!

Yep, they give you a little breather at the beginning and then the cascade of mail starts. I get a ton of junk mail now and it's because the mail order catalogues sell my address all over the place. Sometimes I stuff it all back in the envelope and send it right back to them.

Wait until you get one of those letter inviting you on a "Kaffeefahrt" where each participant gets a side of pork and 5 kgs of cheese to take home. Those are really fun.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

James! Lucky you. I've yet to receive my first piece of junk mail. :) I guess being a hermit has its advantages in the assimilation police haven't noticed me yet.

*LOL*! Christina, I just laughed and shared your Kaffeefahrt story with G, and he looks at me poker-faced and said "Why are you laughing?" Now he's sitting in the background explaining all this. I can't imagine such a thing - a side of pork and 5 kilos of cheese?! :D Can't imagine riding home in a bus that stinks like raw meat and 100 kilos worth of foot odor.

9:25 AM  
Blogger christina said...

The next time we get one of those Kaffefahrt brochures I'm going to post about it because they are SO funny.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Congratulations, James. It's funny how the littlest of things can mean so much :)

2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite Kaffeefahrt leaflets are the "Bauer Ewald" ones. Still have to take the ride, though.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

whoo-hoo! congrats on getting junk mail. if you want, i'll send you some of mine.

5:51 AM  

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