Last night his commentary was about the U.S. Post Office and the plan to close a lot of postal stations. In part, he said this:
"We have a lot of things that need cutting, but Post Offices are not among them. There's something special about a letter, we all like to get them. An e-mail on the other hand has all the charm of a freight train. When I was growing up, we all knew when the mailman was coming, and we waited for him, even though we hardly ever got a letter. People actually wrote letters to each other though, which they don't do as much anymore. They e-mail each other. I would rather have a mailman or a woman, deliver junk mail to me, then to get an e-mail."
He illustrated his comments with a picture of a housewife from the 40s waiting at the end of her sidewalk waiting for the mailman. You know, she looked like the Father Knows Best wife dressed in a nice dress. You know, the same one she wore when she washed walls, floors and dishes. My mother was that kind of mother. It was her generation.
Snail mail is from that era too. Today, we want to save paper to save a tree. We NEED to get our messages out there as soon as possible. We want to be heard today and we want it to be free. (Forget it that we pay a monthly fee for internet.) Don't you love to get an email from friends or acquaintances? I do.
Just because someone sends you an email, does not mean they can't be bothered with paper mail. If it weren't for e-mail, we would miss a lot of correspondence with friends. Lets face it, who has time to send a paper letter. Who wants to spend the money on a the stamp? Who wants to waste a tree?
On the other hand, I am thrilled when I get a snail mail letter or card from a friend. To me, it still says they care enough to take a moment to stay in touch. Its a generational thing. My grandkids would rather text than talk on the phone. Thats the NEW generation.
So, just because you are special to me, if I have your address, you will be getting a little note from me when you least expect it. If I don't have it, and you want a note, send me an email (~crrrrrrkkk, email get it?) with your address and I'll send you a note so you can have snail mail.
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