The Mailman Knows AllWoman in the Middle | March 22, 2015
We were over at Mom in laws house picking up another batch of household hazardous waste to get rid or (properly!) when the mailman came by. He motioned us over so he could remind us that the forwarding order for the mail had expired and he was back to putting mail in the mail box. I thanked him, and then he asked if we were going to move into the house or rent it. I explained that we are planning on selling the house, but that there was a lot of stuff in it so it was taking a long time to get it ready.
“Oh, I am sure.” he said, “Given how much stuff I delivered to her.”
That was when something dawned on me. The mailman knows a whole lot more about us than we might like to think.
He (because around here it is usually a he) knows our political leanings based on the mail we get.
He probably realized what happened when we suddenly began getting mail forward to us for Mom in law and Brother Dear.
He knows which colleges my children attend.
He knows which colleges Hubby and I attended because of all those requests for money from the alumni associations.
He knows Hubby enjoys cars because of all those car magazines we get.
He knows we don’t order a while lot online.
He knows Eldest Daughter enjoys ordering things from Easy.
That is just what I was able to determine off the top of my head. I am sure our mailman knows so much more. Obviously law enforcement is losing out on all kinds of intel if they are not tapping into this resource.