I happened to see 5 minutes of an old Bewitched rerun this morning on television before I went to work. It struck me as amusing that this episode started out with a magazine subscription seller coming to Samantha’s door. Bewitched was filmed between 1964 and 1972 and even back then subscription sellers were harassing people to buy their wears.
I lived in Seattle between 2000 and 2007 and I remember how sad it was that these companies ripped these poor people away from their families to locations thousands of miles away in the vain hope that if they sell enough they will climb to the next rung of the ladder and maybe just maybe get somewhere in life. Purhaps these companies are legit and really are helping these people but I couldn’t help but think they were just being exploited.
Now that I have had my rant about that I’ll get back to the subject that I meant to talk about in the first place, sharing publications.
For no other reason than the reduction of polution caused by producing the paper and printing magazines and newspapers we need to start either sharing publications or opting for online alternatives rather than buying hardcopies. Sadly even recycling these publication can be a sourse of polution according to a Wikipedia entry I have read on the subject.
Here are some ideas on how you can share publications…
- Share with friends, family, neighbours and work colleges.
- Borrow them from the library
- Read on-line
- Buy from second hand book stores you may not get the lastest edition of magazines here but unless it is up to date news stories you are seeking this shouldn’t be a problem.
- Pass on the publications you do buy to school groups, craft groups, clubs or even your doctor’s surgery could use them in their waiting room.
I personally have stopped buying magazines and newspapers. The magazines I used to buy I can either subscribe to on-line or get the information I require from other on-line sourses. Like most clutter, out of sight out of mind, if I don’t take the time to look at them on the newspaper stand I don’t know what I am missing.
ITEM 200 0F 365 LESS THINGS