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Top 10 Worst Things to Get in the Mail: Bad Mail That Just Plain Sucks

Updated on August 29, 2011
What bad mail did you get today?
What bad mail did you get today? | Source

Nobody Likes Bad Mail

Admit it: you've frantically peered outside your window nonstop or paced around the mailbox at least once or twice in your life, waiting for that one special package or letter.

But it didn't come.

Instead, you got something much worse: bad mail. Bills, court documents, junk mail, and a box stuffed with other unwanted crap.

It could have been worse, though - much worse. Check and see if any of the mail you've recently received - or sent- falls on the list of the Top 10 Worst Things to Get in the Mail.

Tired of bills?
Tired of bills? | Source


When you woke up, you were whistling and happily planning a fun-filled weekend.

Then you received a stack of unpaid bills in the mailbox. Oops - you forgot all about that doctor's visit. And that electric bill. Okay, and maybe your car note, too.

So much for that fun weekend that you had in mind. Looks like you'll be spending it at home on your couch. With a pack of Ramen noodles and some store brand soda.

Legal documents can really dampen your day.
Legal documents can really dampen your day. | Source

Legal Documents

Remember that roommate you had like 5 years ago? She's suing you.

Oh, and you're a witness for a crime that your idiot neighbor committed. And your ex has decided he doesn't like the amount of child support that he was court-ordered to pay.

Time to call your lawyer - assuming you have any money left after paying all of your bills.

BFFs for Never
BFFs for Never | Source

A Letter From Your Best Frenemy

"Dear Friend,

Hello! Sorry I haven't written for awhile - my job as a corporate lawyer keeps me quite busy. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about you - did you get my gifts from Italy? We were going to go to France again, but I figured, what the heck, may as well try something new.

The kids are doing great. Sally is on the honor roll -again - and Johnny is the football captain. He's only a freshman, but colleges are already fighting over him. Can you imagine?

Oh, and my husband got promoted! He's now the Senior Vice President. It came with a nice salary increase, so we're probably going to sell this beat up old 5 bedroom house soon.

Life is absolutely wonderful - hope you're also doing well!".

We all have at least one friend like this. It's okay if you don't want to read her letters. Just throw them away, unopened. It sucks when mail gets lost before it even arrives at your house, right?

Nothing makes you feel like a loser quite like a generic rejection letter.
Nothing makes you feel like a loser quite like a generic rejection letter. | Source

Rejection Letters

Looks like you didn't get that job you applied for. Good thing your boss doesn't know you were exploring your options.

Oh, and the publishing company hated your manuscript. Obviously they don't know talent when they see it.

And so much for going back to school at your local college. Apparently your GPA does not meet their high standards. Okay, maybe you shouldn't have skipped all those classes at your last school, but whatever.

Kiss your house goodbye.
Kiss your house goodbye. | Source

A Foreclosure Notice

Hope you don't like your house very much. Looks like you won't be living in it for much longer.

Is it too late to file for bankruptcy? Maybe your lawyer frenemy can help you out. Sigh.

It was such a pretty house, too.


A "Pay or Quit" Notice for your Car

Remember that time you forgot to pay your car note? Turns out they can take away your automobile when that happens.

Time to start saving up for a bus pass. Don't forget to invest in some good tennis shoes.

Oh, and don't bother trying to hide your car. They'll find it eventually.

Remember when you used to love getting catalogs in the mail?
Remember when you used to love getting catalogs in the mail? | Source


You used to enjoy browsing through catalogs, circling all the things you were going to buy with your next paycheck.

That was before you realized that you were majorly in debt and in danger of losing your house and car. Stupid catalogs, toying with your emotions.

Somebody is grounded for life.
Somebody is grounded for life. | Source

Report Cards

Your son told you he was having a little bit of trouble in Algebra. He didn't tell you that "a little bit of trouble" meant he was failing the class.

Oh, and how did your daughter end up with a "D" in gym? She told you that you get points just for participating...oh. Wait.

Great. Now you have to ground them both and listen to them fight all summer. And pay for tutoring.

Ugh.  Not another chain letter.
Ugh. Not another chain letter. | Source

A Chain Letter

Chain letters aren't real. Chain letters aren't real. Chain letters aren't real.

But wait - do you really want to take any chances? Go ahead and send Molly Morgan $20. You don't want to find out what happens if you break the chain.

Or do you? It can't be that bad, right? RIGHT?!

Name, date, address...yawn.
Name, date, address...yawn. | Source

Enrollment Forms

Health insurance, address corrections, retirement benefits - does anybody actually like filling out a mountain of paperwork each year?

Maybe your kids can do it for you. They have plenty of free time now that they're grounded for the summer.

What's the worst thing you can get in the mail?

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    • SKCandles profile image


      6 years ago from Canada

      very funny! :)

    • Sunnyglitter profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      Thank you, Carcro! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    • carcro profile image

      Paul Cronin 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg

      Really funny and yet true at the same time, Definitely bills for me, love the pics! Thanks for sharing, voted UP and funny!

    • Sunnyglitter profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      You're very welcome, Page! I haven't checked the mail yet today...hopefully it's not just a bunch of stupid bills. Boo.

    • PageC profile image


      7 years ago

      This was my chuckle for the day - thanks!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great article, i hate getting junk mail,bills and jury duty notices .

      Useful and vote up !!!

    • JordanBucher profile image


      7 years ago from St. Charles

      Great Article! I hate getting bad mail...especially bills!

    • Sunnyglitter profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      Thank you, Prasetio. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice information. Thanks for writing this and share with us. Well done, my friend. Vote up and useful. Cheers..



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