I recently heard somewhere that snail mail is dead, this being said by a young teen. I happen to know that it in fact is not dead and is quite alive and well, in my life at least. The closure of post offices around the country may make people think otherwise, but I use the post office quite regularly. I went there today for the second time in the last week. I shipped out an Etsy order for a little doggie hat that I made for a fellow blogger, William Kelly . You’ll have to see the hat once it arrives at his house. I don’t want to spoil it for him by sharing the picture on here before he gets it in the mail 🙂 I also mailed out a package to my friend Amanda in New Zealand, aka Gallivanta. She’s the one who sent me the kitty figurine a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to send her something in return. I won’t spoil what it is 🙂
It’s fun sending things internationally. It reminds me of when I had a Japanese pen pal in 7th grade. We wrote back and forth a few times, but then I never heard from her again. I would like another one again, if for not other reason than for me to buy some pretty stationary 🙂
I get things in the mail all the time, but I have a love/hate relationship with mail. I love to get things in the mail, especially packages, not bills or junk mail so much. My mom sends me stuff occasionally and that’s always fun because it’s usually a surprise. I hate mail because I find it really dirty and I know that once I touch it, I’ll just have the compulsion to wash my hands. Sometimes for this reason my mail will pile up until I can’t ignore it any longer, but that’s a story for another day. It’s funny because I am in charge of the post at work. How did I get that task? I really can’t stand the texture of paper sliding against paper or just paper in general. Well, life throws us challenges I suppose.
The picture above is of a necklace I received in the mail a few days ago. It’s a pretty little necklace that I got from “The Animal Rescue Site.” It has become my new favorite site. I made a small donation and got this free and I only had to pay shipping and handling. Having a pet and caring for one really brings back the feeling of how much I love animals and always have, especially as a kid. I was so excited to get that little necklace in the mail. Just a few days ago I finally got a purple phone charger cord in the mail. Chester sneakily chewed on my charger and so I finally broke down and got a new one because the old one was just a hazard, to me and to that jerk cat. In case you haven’t met him, here’s Chester the occasional jerk cat:
Well, the long and the short of it is “kids, mail still really exists.” I think it should make more of a comeback 🙂
Thanks for reading.