Thursday, March 26, 2015

Checking the mail carefully

This is exactly what I do each time I receive it but my way of doing this is a bit different to the regular person. It is what I do as someone without sight. I use my sense of touch to help me decipher it all. Windowed envelopes go into their own pile as I know that they are either bank or utility statements, invoices, bills or cheques. Envelopes with stamps go into a separate pile as I know them to be personal letters. Flyers are thrown out, and those smooth like envelopes are put into another pile for further inspection.

This is usually the regular way of checking my mail but there are times when this strategy does not always work. I can also tell the difference between cards in envelopes and other types of mail. In general, cards have their very own shape and their thickness is another way to tell them apart.

Junk mail usually have some tell tale signs to them. They are sometimes bulky, they come in smooth envelopes, or they may come in the form of booklets or loose folded sheets. Flyers are flyers. So this is it in a nutshell: my way of checking the mail.

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