Monday, October 17, 2011

we just got a letter

We got an unmarked piece of mail for Brian this weekend. It did not have a return address but was postmarked from Santa Ana, CA. We live in NC but I grew up in California so it did not seem that weird. However when we opening it, it had a newspaper story with a post-it note on it that said
"Brian, I thought you might be interested. ~J"
The article was about one of those self-help, we can help you get rich schemes. Brian has been looking for work so we spent an hour texting people who we knew in California with a J name. None of them had sent them. So then we started to get freaked out. Why would they send a real piece of newspaper with a handwritten post-it note, but no name and no return address? Why would they use a printed font on the envelope that looked like a typewriter? Suddenly all of those Criminal Minds episodes started running through our brain. 
We were being slowly poisoned by time-released glue on the envelope! There was a tracking device in the paper to see our movements! They wanted us to Google the self-help book and then a virus would be downloaded on our computer! At the end of the day, we threw it away and shook our heads at the weird, no-name note. Has anyone else received strange mail they could not track?

Please Mister Postman, look and see, if there's a letter in your bag for me
Please, Please Mister Postman
Why's it taking such a long time for me to hear from that boy of mine
~"Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes


Casey Martinez said...

Nope, never gotten that before. I must say that is odd...even if the person knows you guys the whole thing is just odd...who sends something like that anyways? Well, technically my Grandpa who has passed was obsessed with things like that and he would have sent that to us but, he is the only person I know like that. Anyways, hope someday the mystery is solved!

Sues said...


Evan and Jen said...

That's so strange. My CSI mind would've been going too!

Shannon said...

We've gotten those before -- it's what spam was before there was such a thing. They're trying to sell you on something by making it look like a trusted friend sent it to you. Usually it's a weight loss product -- it freaked me out that someone thought I needed it until I realized what it was. Just more junk for the recycle bin. It can be disconcerting though!

Heather said...

That is super weird!