Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

At least it's not a mysterious white powder

I process most of the payments by mail made to Toddler Bank. Today, in an envelope containing a perfectly normal check and payment notice, I also received seven curious slips of paper, each about two and a half inches wide, and a third of an inch tall. Dotted lines ring each one; they look like they've been cut along the dotted lines from a photocopied piece of paper. Each as a word or phrase on it. They read as follows:

Sucks thumb
Attends a daycare center five days a week
Four years old
Recently swam in a local pond
Nausea and vomiting

It's almost like they're pieces from some peculiar medical diagnostic game. I have no idea what they're supposed to mean. One of my co-workers suggested that the envelope had been storing many of these, and the customer hadn't emptied it completely before putting the payment inside and mailing it.

So: what sort of purposes (nefarious and otherwise) can you imagine for slips of paper like these?
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