The amount of junk mail and leaflets we get through our door is ridiculous. We often get five or six separate people pushing unwanted leaflets through our letterbox each day.
I can tell that I’m not the only person on the road who is getting annoyed by this. A few houses have recently put signs saying “no junk mail” on their doors. These are largely hand-written signs, but a couple of them seem to have bought stickers from somewhere.
This a good idea, but I can’t help thinking that a hand-written sign like that would look a bit ugly on the front door. I’d want something with a bit more class. What I’d really like is a nice little brass plaque that says “No Hawkers, No Circulars” – signs like that were quite common as I was growing up.
But I worry that modern leaflet distributors wouldn’t know what it meant.