On Wednesday I came home to find a handmade flyer in my letterbox. Lifting the mailbox up expecting to find a flyer for a real estate agent or home maintenance company there was a flyer that a neighbour had gone to the trouble to make up and letter drop. The flyer in simple elegant black text said:
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:The leasing agent for ADDRESS
(PARTY HOUSE) is: REAL ESTATE AGENT ADDRESS
ESTATE AGENT PHONE NUMBER
This flyer both enthrals and concerns me. It amuses me because I can imagine somebody getting outraged and doing such a thing. The righteous indignation as they went about their task believing that their community and neighbours share the cause. That the community are as outraged as they are and the good people will join in them in the fight. All they need is the right information and the encouragement from a helpful stranger. They are that helpful stranger and they will guide them to victory, if only the community will follow them. This is the idea that sustains the letter dropper as they distribute their work. This is the idea that amuses me.
I am commerced because there is somebody out there, close by, that has gone to the trouble to track down the quasi-private details of an individual who has displeased them and distributed to it possibly 5 to 30 houses. Especially since until this flyer turned up I had no idea that there was noise coming from that address. I do not know what has set this man off and that is unnerving.
Regardless this is one of the best bits of unsolicited mail I have ever received. It is up there with the printed and personally addressed invitation I received from a stranger once. This flyer like the invitation is something I will not be following up on.