I don't know what the European Union decided that has caused a whole bunch of mailing lists I get to have to send out renewed confirmations of my interest in them. I would think that said companies would already know I'm in the good ol' USA and not one of the great unwashed denizens that make up the EU (ha-- I jest-- I know a good many of you in the EU wash on occasion so hold your offense).
I have many friends abroad-- to a man they are what I would consider left wingers but see we can still be friends. They don't understand why I fell the need to own and carry guns and I don't understand their aversion to soap (ha I did it again) but regardless I'm annoyed that whatever they did affects my having to take 10 seconds out of my day to reconfirm that I'm still interested in your newsletter. I'm triggered. I may just stand outside and yell at the sky because I had to re-enter my information on your form. I identity as someone who accepts email newsletters and your asking me about it makes me feel threatened. I need a safe space, some ice cream and maybe bullets.