I feel sorry for Ms. R. Kim, who apparently lived in my apartment unit. Or maybe not; depends on what she did. Could be she’s guilty of horrible misdeeds. Anyway, here’s one thing that happens when you’re arrested, that being a matter of public record: You (or your former address) receive(s) a ton of legal advertisements in the mail. Here’s a list of mail piece senders I’ve received so far, addressed to Ms. Kim:
# Gurovitch, Berk & Associates, APC.
# Law offices of Barry O. Bernstein, Major Felony Trial Attorney
# Law offices of Ledger & Associates, a professional corporation
# Experienced and aggressive criminal defense for all Southern California courts: Law offices of Tony M. Seyfi, a professional law corporation: “We Have The Key To Your Freedom!”
# Earl Carter & Associates
# Law offices of Ronald A. Ziff, A Professional Law Corporation
# Robinson Law Offices, A Professional Law Corporation – Reasonable Fee, Free Consultation, The Blue Collar Law Firm
# Law offices of Matt Koohanim: Criminal Defense Attorneys
# Law offices of Seymour I. Amster: Criminal Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
# The Felony Group
# Pensanti and Associates
# Bien & Robinson, A Professional Law Corporation: Former Deputy District Attorneys; Experts in Criminal Law; “Your Neighborhood Law Office”
# Law Offices of Michael E. Grodsky
# Eichler & Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Newsletter
My choices are limitless; I feel compelled to schedule consultations with them all to find out what my options are. At least for now, I’m writing “Forward, Moved” on the front of every letter and dropping it back into the mail, but knowing the post office, a bunch of these are going to come back to me. So I could keep playing Post Office Roulette to see how many rounds of dropping these back into the mailbox I can go before either I (or the post office) gives up, or presumably the post office would, as this seems the most logical course of action, eventually return the item in question to its sender as undeliverable. The sender would then, presumably, update (or cause to be updated) the database from which the address was drawn in the first place, thereby reducing the likelihood of further occurrence of misdirected mail. But then, I’d miss out on all the fun of speculating on what sort of crime Ms. Kim committed. And I don’t really mind postal spam (in fact, I won’t even call it spam, since the sender had to spend money to send it). I do mind incorrect databases, that’s all.