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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014
Letter of the Day

Please, do not bother to call or write me

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With Primary Day now past, I hope that both my telephone and my mailbox will get a rest from political ads and messages. Most intelligent people actually decide how they are going to vote and pay no attention to all the garbage thrust upon them. Political fliers go in my recycle bin before ever reaching the house, and the delete button on my answering machine erases the phone messages without me ever having to listen to a one.

Not only are campaign materials and phone calls annoying, but they are a huge waste of money and time.

Phone calls and mailers did make some sense before the digital age, yet, at this point in time, they are simply annoying. Those of us who take voting seriously now have a wealth of information about both issues and candidates to draw on. We read newspapers, watch television, attend community meetings and have access to the Internet.

If all the rubbish being sent out is for the benefit of some weird little hermits who do not own television sets or subscribe to newspapers, why bother? Half of them will not bother to vote anyhow!

So, please do not call or write me. If I need information, I know where to find it.

Adele Ida Walter

Tampa

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