Politica points out that toddlers look like they're human, but they're not. They are little aliens in human bodies. And it's true, toddlers are full of energy that we adults can only admire. Young children are on their way to becoming adults, and if we don't respect them, they're not going to learn to respect others very well.
Ever since Politica's father fell and broke his hip a few years ago, he's been in a rehab hospital, a hospital, and more recently an assisted living facility. Politica has been managing his finances since the fall, so all his bills come here. I have been utterly appalled at the correspondence from Pleaders Pligest, that monthly magazine offering condensed versions of pieces published elsewhere. My father-in-law isn't reading it anymore, so we decided to just let the subscription (and the gift subscription he had been sending to Politica's sister) lapse. This of course generated a ton of renewal notices, but today he got this notice:
NOTICE OF OVERDUE ACCOUNT
To Mr. Politica:Isn't this awful? It's a renewal notice phrased as a threat. I've been reading more news stories about people preying on the elderly, and it's been very eyeopening to get so much of my father-in-law's mail. Partly because of his age (lots of Medicare-related solicitations) and partly because of his Pleader's Pligest subscriptions, he gets things like this at least once a week. I can see how some recipients would be confused. Pleader's Pligest should be ashamed of itself.
Since your account is long overdue, I have been forced to consider suspending your future gift subscription privileges. Our Gift Subscription manager wants to cancel your right to all Pleader's Pligest benefits, but I've asked him to wait becuase I want to avoid this discussion.
However, if this bill for your Holiday Gift subscriptions is not paid now, you could be denied future Pleader's Pligest gift subscription privileges. Surely you realize the importance of sending your payment today.
And I thought of this reading Scrivener's posts about children: much of that logic also applies to seniors. We don't treat our young or our old very well in America.