11 pound delivery

I finally got my medical insurance appeal in the mail last Saturday.  The package weighed 11 pounds!  I hurt my hand trying to finish it – I have never had a technological strain injury before.  Ouch! 

My copy of the appeal also weighed 11 pounds.  The stack I had to make just prior to this weighed 15 pounds – 7.5 pounds for me, 7.5 pounds for the lawyer helping me produce the letter to go with the most recent 11 pounds of paper – ironically produced on Earth Day.  

It’s hard to even contemplate the wasted effort – mine, and that of millions of other Americans.