So how do I retaliate? By taking advantage of the postage paid return envelope; they just happen to be the perfect size to hold vegan literature. Since no postage is necessary, I like to jam pack it full of as many pamphlets as will fit in without bursting the seams: revenge at no cost to you!
Now I know what you may be thinking, who has time for this? You! Me! Everyone! Save these pesky envelopes up over the course of a month (you'll be surprised at how quickly they'll add up) and simply stuff them while you catch up on Mad Men (now on Netflix!). By doing so you are accomplishing quite a few things.
- Revenge. If enough people cost these solicitors postage as retaliation for the annoyance, they may just decrease or even stop the harassment.
- USPS is a necessary evil; not everything can be done online. And maybe if we appease the post office they'll stop raising the price of stamps.
- Spread the vegan word! At very least, the person opening the envelope will read the information. They may even pass it around. Slap an animal rights sticker on the outside for added exposure and to save you the trouble of sealing the envelope.
So there you have it, another opportunity to speak up for animals. For even the most passive among us.
[PLEASE NOTE: I am not aware of the legality of this practice, so please proceed at your own risk!]