Snail Mail

I’m in deep trouble. My brother sent me a Mother’s Day card to pass along to my mom weeks ago. I never got it, only because I haven’t checked my mailbox in weeks.

In fact, I never check my mailbox unless there’s an Amazon shipment on the way. Do you? I’ve digitized everything from bills (love autopay) to magazines. I don’t expect mail. I refuse to have extra paper taking up space on my kitchen counter.

Coincidentally, I’m also slowing down on checking my email too. Instead of checking it like text messages 10 times/day, I’ll check it max three times. Email is becoming the new snail mail, as is Facebook. Modernizing old systems just reproduces old habits.

So I hope my brother’s card is still there so I can pass it along to my Mom. He’d be wise though to send me one more text or Snapchat to remind me.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.