Thursday, July 29, 2010

Windshield Spam

You know how it's illegal to spam people via email? Illegal to send emails about your product unless the person has signed up? Well, shouldn't that same idea apply to your CAR WINDSHIELD?

I forget where I was- maybe the Newfield CVS, maybe the Super Stop and Shop, but after I crammed the crabby baby into his carseat under the blazing hot sun, I got inside to the blessed cool air of the car and put it in drive... only to see a FLIER under my passenger side window.

Yeah. I really feel like stopping my car and walking ALL THE WAY AROUND THE OTHER SIDE OF MY CAR IN ONE HUNDRED DEGREE HEAT to dislodge a piece of paper about which I likely have NO interest.

Well, turns out I have a great interest in the product- FOOD- so I'm actually MORE likely to remember that it was Myrna's who put the flier there, and more likely to NOT go to that restaurant, so as to not support the annoying practice of putting fliers under people's windshields.

At a certain point, it's a safety issue. I should not have to stop my car on the side of the road to remove a flier, nor should I have to drive with the distraction of a piece of paper fluttering along in front of me.

Myrna's, cut it out!

OK actually I am looking at the flier- JUST THE COVER, I refuse to open it!- and it's kinda making my mouth water for falafel.

6 comments:

Notes in the Sandbox said...

Sounds annoyingly mouthwatering to me. That really annoys me, and it's such a waste of paper! Have any scoop on the filming that was going on at Woodland Cemetery the other day? I didn't get a chance to check it out because nobody posted a flyer on my windshield insisting that I come check it out. So frustrating!

Anonymous said...

I refuse to eat at Myrna's because of their blatant self-promotion. It's a matter of principle.

After Words said...

That's annoying...but I do love me to Myrna's, esp. the baba ganouj.

StamfordNotes said...

Awwww...your life is so hard...

Streets of Stamford said...

Layla's or Tabouli Grill > Myrna's any day of the week.

Anonymous said...

The SCOTUS took this up a few years ago and affirmed the right of people to spam your car. It is considered protected speech and using vehicles for placement was deemed not to be trespassing. Sorry.