Twelve times this year I will laugh/cry

@sallypup (20755)
Moses Lake, Washington
December 14, 2016 6:55pm CST
I opened the mailbox this evening and out popped a magazine. With my name on it. Somebody paid to give me a Cosmos. Anyone who knows me would say what?! You?? In the past my Mom has given me Good Housekeeping. I can live with that though most of them includes recipes that I will not touch with a ten foot pole. But um, Cosmos for me who is not fashion conscious or stylish?? Mother Earth News or maybe Grit would have been what she would have chosen if she had been my old Mom. I am not sure. I guess the sister that Mom stays with is not checking to see what Mom spends her money on? Anyway I laughed all the way down the driveway cause I really wanted to sit down and scream with sadness.
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@JudyEv (97058)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Dec
Oh, that's disappointing. Vince bought me a magazine subscription once but we didn't read the fine print and it was sent for several years. We didn't realise it was being automatically charged to our credit card. We must have had more money than sense at the time. :(
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@JudyEv Its super easy to get caught in such a web and sometimes quite hard to get out from.
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@JudyEv (97058)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Dec
@sallypup We eventually managed to talk to a person and got some of our money back - and they sent a gift. Vince can be very persuasive. :)
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@CoralLevang (39839)
• United States
15 Dec
Mother Earth News! YES!!
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@CoralLevang I love your avatar.
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@CoralLevang (39839)
• United States
15 Dec
@sallypup *laughs* I'll be glad when I can get back to my normal non-holiday self.
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@CoralLevang I agree and yet as usual I will hate taking down the merry lights.
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@Marty1 (25663)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Dec
@sallypup So glad I read this i have been receiving without knowing who ordered it and tonight my sister told me on the phone she had a vanity fair magazine come to her in the mail today! I am wondering if it is a rich person lie that person who I heard on the news paid 166 THOUSAND dollars to pay people who had layaways at a store and the diamond that shows up every year on the Salvation Army kettle that shows up in completely different areas of the country each year!
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@Marty1 Vanity Fair mag is similar to Cosmos, I think. Interesting about your sister. I bet both of us would rather receive the diamonds than the mags.
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@Marty1 (25663)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
15 Dec
@sallypup Yes, I think my sister would prefer the diamonds! But I am interested in my surprise anonymous subscription to Time magazine!
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Dec
@sallypup Well... gotta keep an open mind...
@shaggin (25392)
• United States
15 Dec
Hmm maybe whoever it was got the offer of giving this subscription for free and only knew you so they passed it along to tou hoping you would like it.
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• Philippines
15 Dec
@sallypup i was about to look up 'cosmos' to get an idea what kind of magazine it was before i respond, but if that's what it's about, it makes you wonder if they knew or not.
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@hereandthere I agree. My Mom is 95 so if she sent the mag subscription she has really super lost it. I saw an article about taking photos of your posterior. And how to make it look more appealing as you took the photo.
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• Philippines
15 Dec
@sallypup eww! it's concerning, though. is there a way to cancel it?
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• United States
15 Dec
I had issues with "Southern Living" years ago and I refuse to get any magazines. You know some outfits send you one and think it's free, then you get a bill....that's what they did.
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@sallypup (20755)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Dec
@AbbyGreenhill I'm a tad worried about the same situation here.
• United States
15 Dec
@sallypup And they keep sending bills until you want to scream.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Dec
donate them to um, a library? lol
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@celticeagle (114256)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Dec
As I recall Mother Earth News was rather expensive(I'd enjoy a subscription to that one too). Cosmos might have something of interest in it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Dec
Oh my, that is an odd subscription. I wonder if you will get others as well.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
16 Dec
You know, I think I just figured something out. Waaaaaay back in the day, Cosmopolitan used to be a fairly staid women's magazine. Amelia Earhart even wrote for it a few times. Grandma is probably still thinking it's like that. Though, reading any of their covers, it's obviously not your cup of tea. I should send you a subscription to Victoria Magazine to compensate.
@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
16 Dec
Cosmopolitan, right? I wouldn't mind getting a magazine about the Cosmos, but Cosmo? I don't think so.