Wondering how to get the Examiner to stop cluttering your doorstep? So is Rebekah:
I was hoping you could help me with a problem. I tried looking on [the Examiner's] site & the only thing I did was put myself on vacation for 7 years. What did you do to get them to stop delivery to you? It sits in front of my building for over a week until I get frustrated with it & recycle the lot.Here's how to get rid of it: fill out this form weekly with increasingly annoyed comments. 4-5 weeks should do it. If that doesn't work, Bevan Dufty has asked people to call or email him for help stopping the evil paperb...er...guy in a car. Assuming that all works, expect the SFE to show up every couple months anyway.
Can you include some information about what to do if you live in a building with other people? When I wrote to them to say I was on "vacation" I didn't give them a specific apartment number hoping they would be fooled.
And if you live in a multi-unit building? Either get everyone to fill out the same form, or else include all apartments in the request (good luck with that). At the very least, maybe your neighbors can help clean up the mess of papers and menus....
If the SFE won't stop delivering (and you're tired of stepping over it on your way inside), here's what to do with the Examiner while you fight with the circulation desk. Never mind the old standards (clean the windows, line the birdcage, insulate your drafty Victorian) there are plenty of other uses:
- Do you park like a tool?
- Shred it for "eco-friendly" cat litter
- Make yarn
- Fireplace log (but not for Spare the Air days)
- Refinish old crappy furniture
- Creepy fashion
- We've even heard of someone using the SF Examiner to keep weeds from growing in his yard - the plastic cover chokes all plant life
Have other advice or ideas? In the comments please...
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