Can’t get the newspaper carrier to stop delivery during vacation? Join the club

Chicago Reader press critic Michael Miner wrote earlier in the year about coming home from vacation and seeing a bunch of Chicago Tribunes piled up — even after canceling the paper.

The advertising rag that Just. Won't. Go. Away.

The advertising rag that Just. Won’t. Go. Away.

Today he writes about trying to stop delivery of the Tribune’s weekly ad flyer, Red Plum/Local Values. (“It’s the advertising rag that Just. Won’t. Go. Away.”)

He makes a weekly call to the Philippines, where Tribune’s customer service operators are located, and asks that the freebie publication be stopped. It never is.

My advice, Michael: Forget the phone calls. Instead, wait for the delivery guy (you work at home, right?), and make it clear to him that you never want to see Red Plum/Local Values on your lawn again.

* The advertising rag that keeps coming (