When you get
elderly, there's a big increase in certain kinds of mail you get—ads from retirement communities and funeral homes, for instance. Here are a couple I recently found in my mailbox.
So, I can "enjoy nature" at an upscale old folks' home? I've driven past the one in the above ad, and I didn't see much nature. I did see a very busy road going past it.
As for the funeral pre-planning, that's something I've been planning to do (my mother prepaid her burial arrangements and it worked very well). After all, I already have a tombstone* marking my spot in the family cemetery.
I plan to opt for the "single cash payment"instead of the
"affordable monthly payments."
The strangest elderly-targeted mail that came recently was a card that unfolded. From the front, I thought it might be some sort of a humorous greeting card.
But it wasn't. I unfolded it to reveal this:
Was someone laughing at another's allergies, maybe? That's not funny. I opened another fold:
If you're having trouble reading that page (elderly with poor eyesight, perhaps), here's a closer look.
Carilion Clinic, our local health-related mega-business, is advertising for one of its, uh, services?!
I didn't find Carilion's attempt at humor laughable at all. In fact, it pissed me off.
Labels: aging, mail