When you receive an envelope that is marked, “Important information enclosed,” but doesn’t have the name or address of the sender noted on the outside, do you become just a little bit suspicious?
One of my pet peeves is envelopes that don’t indicate the sender on the outside. I think it’s done deliberately so I will have to open it to find out who sent it. So of course, I opened this particular envelope just to find out what was so important about its contents. It was for a listing in a “Who’s who” of something.
Another pet peeve is the envelope that leads me to believe it’s one thing when in fact it is something else. A Leesburg, Virginia listener sent us a perfect example. It is from the Senior Security Supplement.
Inside is a form that looks very official but when read closely you discover that it is from a company selling insurance that is intended to supplement the government Social Security Death Benefit and has nothing to do with the Social Security Administration.