While strolling through the mall the other day, Devoted Spouse spied the calendar kiosk and casually asked me if I needed a wall calendar this year (he’s searching for potential Christmas goodies). I looked over at him in total disbelief. Apparently the kitchen table has not caught his attention recently.
My home is stuffed with 2009 wall calendars. I have received calendars from the Humane Society, the Audubon Society, Alzheimer’s Association, World Wildlife Fund, Defenders of Wildlife, the Sierra Club, my dentist, my dentist’s dentist, and let’s not forget Hallmark. Charities I have never heard of nor wish to contribute to are sending me calendars just in case I have a change of heart. I have been sent calendars from magazines I don’t subscibe to, from magazines I do subscribe to, insurance companies, banks, credit unions, local car dealers, and out of state casinos.
I have large calendars, small calendars, calendars with magnets on the back so you can keep them on the refrigerator door, and calendars that fit into your wallet. I am inundated with calendars.
I saw an article in the local paper this morning explaining which local banks have applied to the Federal Government for part of the bailout money. These banks can’t fool me. They don’t truly need bailout money; they just need to stop printing and distributing free calendars.