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Today in my mailbox were 2 letters from companies wanting to sell Mike life insurance! I guess they didn't get the memo... I had to laugh or I would cry. I really needed that laugh after the week I've had. I have heard that mail and phone calls can continue coming for years after a person dies! I turned off the land line here because that is the number everyone knew to get a hold of Mike. I could imagine the calls that would be coming on there though?
Has anyone here gotten and humorous letters or calls. Or anything just off the wall. And does this really continue on pretty much forever?
I sure do get letters for Keith, it's only been 4 months though, so I should expect it. The best ones I received for him were during the last election campaign - we just had a State election here - I received three letters. I telephoned the local members office when I received the first one explained that they were sending mail to a deceased person and requested that Keith's name be taken off the mailing list. I was assured by a nice young lady that this would happen.
Just a week later there was another one in the mail box. I rang again spoke to the same person, she assured me that it would not happen again. She would do it immediatly. Three days before voting I found the third letter, this time I rang and spoke to the same girl again. I told her that she was wasting taxpayers money sending letters to people who were no longer able to open them and that they were a waste from the beginning as he would not have voted for the candidate when he was alive anyway. She got quite upset with me after I told her that.
I informed the electoral office the week the Death Certificate arrived and they also are informed by Births, Deaths and Marriages Department so Keith's name was not even on the current electoral role. Their copy must have been at least 12 months out of date for them to be sending mail to Keith. lol ... typical politician's office ... don't listen and waste our money. Bet this happens in America too
Oh Peg, surely they keep records in that place. Mind you if it is anything like the local hospital each department keeps their own records and no two seem to communicate. I do feel that this is a little insensitive though as sending it to everyone on the list is going to cause more pain to those who's spouse is not a survivor.
I just got one today. Yep. Yesterday, I got a letter that said, "To the estate of..." That one really pissed me off. Estate? Estate?...what my shoes????
But I always call. I always open. I always reply because you end up with a huge mess sometimes if you dont. It's going on three years now.