Get a handle on flagrant ads

Editor:

There’s one unsafe advertising practice that jeopardizes our plans to safeguard our homes when we’re away.

Editor:

With spring in full play and summer-vacation plans in mind, it occurred to me there’s one very unsafe advertising practice that jeopardizes our plans to safeguard our homes when we’re away.

You see, most houses have mail slots or mailboxes that keep any buildup of mail away from prying eyes. In the event of an extended vacation, we can have someone collect the mail or have it redirected.

And newspaper deliveries can be turned off, so they don’t build up on your step, alerting burglars to an absent owner.

What cannot be turned off is a door-hanger ad. These are hung on your doorknob with no regard to whether you want one or not.

Anyone can see that it’s been there for a few days, so you must be away.

I guess if advertisers can litter a parking lot with ads stuck under your windshield wiper, they can hang something on your doorknob. Out of principle, I tend to not patronize businesses who advertise in these ways, but that’s not for everyone.

I suggest if you know a neighbour is away, kindly remove these door-hanger ads from their doorknobs. I’m sure they’d do it for you.

Bryn Taylor, White Rock

 

 

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