I would think a piece of shingle would be heavier than a piece of wood.
But it lacks impact. Better would be a letter...
I think that the backlash by the Netflix defectors, followed up by the backlash of the Bank of America folks who didn't want to pay a monthly debit card fee, has set a new precedent.
If enough people are against it, business will listen. Let's set a good direction!
I vote for Mike's suggestion.
Please be aware that, if you put a shingle or something like that in an envelope and mail it, it will probably go through the post office equipment. If your envelope breaks their machine, you could be liable. The post office will not mail an envelope that does not have a return address on it; so, that's a "gotcha". Also, if the envelope weighs 14 ounces or more, you must hand-deliver it to the post office or it will not be mailed.
Additionally, any credit offers with your name on it should be shredded, to keep it out of the hands of credit-hungry thieves.
The corporate greed problem is not just nation-wide. It is world-wide. If there is any doubt, take a look at the problems in Europe. While corporations have a lot to do with the problem, we must also take some credit as many of us want as much as we can have, which means buying imported goods that may have been made in a sweat shop in China or who knows where. Or, as in Greece, complaining because retirement checks may not be as fat anymore because that country is going bankrupt from its burden.
At one time, Walmart tried to stock only made in USA goods but they gave up on that. When asked why, they explained that it was impossible to compete with the other stores. Those of us who purchase goods made in other countries must saddle some of the blame; and, at this point, it has become very difficult to do otherwise. So, where does one draw the line?
Buy as much as you can that is made in your own country, wherever
that is. Let your feelings be known. Write to your congressman, your bank, and your local department stores. Give both positive and negative feedback where it is due.
In conclusion, thinking of responsible ways to make corporations and communities change is good...as long as your ideas are logically thought out and do not make situations worse for you or cause harm to innocent people.