When I returned home Friday evening, I discovered a piece of mail on the floor near where my doormat is. The letter was opened so I initially thought it might have fallen off my kitchen counter. The distance was between where it had landed and where my counter is was a bit far, so I began to wonder. I looked at the letter again and I didn’t remember getting that piece of mail.

The letter was from a company that I buy financial products from and when I looked inside, it was an RRSP receipt. It was clear to me now that someone other than Canada Post had slid this letter underneath my door. I understand that in apartment living, people get other people’s mail all the time. I’m ok with that because that’s just the way it is. What I’m not ok with is the fact that someone opened up my letter when it was clearly not addressed to them. I look at the front of every piece of mail that’s addressed to me for two reasons. First, I want to know who sent me the mail so I can have any idea what I’m about to open. Second, I check who the mail is addressed to just in case it’s not actually for me.

I suppose there are people out there who just rip open everything that winds up in the mailbox without looking but I think that’s dumb, especially if you’re living in an apartment building. In this case, who ever looked at my mail now know how much I contributed to my RRSP for this one account. They also know my social insurance number as well which is probably the most troublesome thing in all of this. The odds are, nothing untoward will happen because of this but I just prefer my personal info not being discovered by my neighbours. At the very least, I would have appreciated a small note attached to the letter, “Sorry about opening your letter, it was an accident”. That would have been the right thing to do. I guess I should just be thankful I got the letter back in the first place.

What if my penis pump had been delivered to my neighbour by accident?

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