Have you ever had a flyer shoved into the door of your apartment while you were sitting mere feet away, and had to resist the urge to shove it right back out? If I didn’t fear the reprisal of the less-than-upstanding individuals who deliver door-based menus, I would have done it.
But apartment life isn’t all bad. One unspoken perk is the indirect knowledge you can attain about the person who lived there before you – through their mail. Yes, simply noting the names of the senders and of the intended recipient can provide great insight into what your forerunner is currently up to. For instance, I one day started receiving a vast quantity of tacky mail from various ambulance-chasing lawyers in the area, all addressed to the former resident of my apartment. I can ascertain that he has inquired about legal services for one reason or another.
And I can also assume he hasn’t gotten to take advantage of all the presumably fantastic credit card offers that have been coming his way. It’s all right though, because I know his forwarding address.