Saturday, July 30, 2005

Put that magazine down

I know this is going to sound a little childish, but I just can't help myself. It REALLY bothers me that my mailman reads my STAR magazine before putting it in my box. He goes through the entire thing. I know I should not be bothered by such a small violation of the mailman/mailee relationship, but it drives me crazy. I don't want the magazine corners touched and crinkled by a strangers hand--I don't even know if he washes his hands. I don't want anyone seeing how naked Brittany's pregnant belly is or how skinny the hotdog-deprived Lindsay has gotten before I do. I am the one paying for this trash, and I should be the first to behold its glory.

I'm sorry, I'm just cranky today.

19 Comments:

At 2:50 PM, Blogger thePsychologist said...

I agree with you, that would be pretty annoying. Even if it is only a magazine, it's still your mail.

 
At 4:53 PM, Blogger BrightStar said...

ooo! how you do KNOW he does this? I was thinking for a while that my mail carrier read my Entertainment Weekly, because the pages were not staticy new when I got the magazine.

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger trisha said...

That is violating.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Ashley Jolly said...

When I used to get Vogue, before they reported admiringly on Lil' Kim's toenail extensions and I never opened that magazine again, my mailman would give it to his wife to look at first. He admitted this to my Dad. Yick. That was many years ago and now we have a decent mailman.

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

I *totally* understand. I am suchb a freak, I cannot stand it when salespeaople read the *covers* of my magazines when I buy them (buy your own!). I need my newspapers and magazines to be pristine and unused (I always take the third magazine or newspaper when there is a stack). I prefer untouched books, which makes it hard to buy used books. I am a superduperfreak about this, but I also consider my books to be something akin to members of my family, so......

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

p.s. Star?!?!?!?!?!?
the end.

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Musey_Me said...

Oh - that would bug me, too.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

brightstar: I watched him reading it one day outside of my house (it was during the week so I'm assuming he thought I wasn't home). He was sitting there, eating an apple and flipping through my magazine. I was too big of a wussy to meet him at the door, and I thought it would make me seem a little...crazy...if I said something about it.

shrinkykitten: yes, star. My brother got me a subcription one year to give me something "non nerdy" to read. I've been getting it ever since for two reasons:
a.) they have lots of sections on how to get the coolest trends for the cheapest prices. Other magazines claim to have these sections but $100 for a pair of pants is not cheap to me, even if Jennifer Anniston pays $500 for hers.
b.) Star has links to Victoria Gotti. We must support our former-organized- crime families now that the Teamsters don't have control anymore.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger sue said...

At least it's not Playgirl.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Psycho Kitty said...

Some guy I went to high school with was in Playgirl once.

That is just not right. The Star thing, I mean, not the Playgirl thing. Er, the mailman thing. Hell, you know what I mean.

Hey, btw, how's the internal melting getting on?

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

I got the new people style issue, or whatever it's called, and Beyonce was wearing my skirt! It was from H&M and was like $30 or less. I think it looks better on me, but whatever.

I love cheap fashion spreads. I'm the queen of thrifty chic, and people often ask me where I get my stuff. Maybe you ought do a weekly fashion post and fill us all in :)

I was a little worried I'd have to revoke your nacho privileges for reading such a mag, but it seems like you came to it innocently enough, plus you read it for the "right" reasons. So saith shrinkydinkkitten. ;)

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

Approval. I live for approval. I now feel complete for the day.

I'm pretty sure that I've never seen anyone famous wearing something I own. I've gotten extremely insecure about my fashion sense in the last few years.

Maybe you guys could earn some extra cash by being my personal shoppers? Do you have Walmarts near you?

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger trisha said...

I'll shop for you! Seriously. No Walmart.

I am a Good Shopper.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

When I have money, I'll let you shop for me. I'll send you pictures and measurements and a list of my favorite colors. I don't know when I'll have money, but when I do, you're hired.

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger trisha said...

Well, I do use the ebay. The ebay is inexpensive.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger she falters to rise said...

Hmmmm...you've got me thinking. We may have to work out a deal.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger sue said...

I've seen household items I own on soap operas...(i.e. lamps, dishes). Does that count?

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger sue said...

Uh...not that I watch soap operas, you understand.

 
At 2:44 PM, Blogger phu said...

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