Dear Jerkwad Companies

We’ve been receiving both the Crate and Barrel and CB2 catalogs in the mail for some time now. However, we get two of each catalog: one addressed to me, one to my husband (why I have no clue).

WTFcrateandbarrelSo when one arrives, I recycle one of the copies, flip through the other, then recycle it when I’m done. I feel bad for doing so, but I love catalogs! But I feel even worse that I’m getting multiple copies of the same catalog.

Today I saw a tweet from Crate and Barrel responding to someone who received 14 copies of the latest catalog, my memory was jogged and I sent my own inquiry as to how to stop my catalog duplication!

They said that I could stop the catalog deliveries by filling out a form on their website


Just one problem.

Look at the screenshot of the form to the right.

See that little checkbox that says “In addition to mailing me your catalogs, please also send me sale notices by mail.”

Notice how it’s unchecked?

I filled out said form and left that damn box unchecked.

I submitted the form, with the box unchecked.

Can you guess what happened next?

From my email inbox:


You motherfuc….


Dear Jerkwads:

If I specifically opt-out of (or in this case not opting-in) receiving your promotional emails, then by gawd you better not send me any fucking emails. Nothing makes me want to never buy another thing from you again like sending me emails that I distinctly did not ask for.


Ok, whining over. Also, last day of Christmas vacation for me…better make it count. 🙂

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