A morning text conversation – funny but sad

The Challenge Forums Month of Letters 2013 A morning text conversation – funny but sad

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  • #2426
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    Denise
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    A friend of mine sent me a text a bit ago asking how I am and what I’m up to. I responded that I was well and had been writing letters this morning.

    Here’s how it went from there:

    Friend: Letters?

    Me: Yes, you know. Those things that involve pen and paper.

    Friend: LOL, yes I know. Just don’t hear of such much any more.

    Me: Ha ha. I’m a letter writer.

    Friend: Cool.

    How sad it is. How sad……

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    #2433
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    A friend of mine sent me a text a bit ago asking how I am and what I’m up to. I responded that I was well and had been writing letters this morning. Here’s how it went from there: Friend: Letters? Me: Yes, you know. Those things that involve pen and paper. Friend: LOL, yes I know. Just don’t hear of such much any more. Me: Ha ha. I’m a letter writer. Friend: Cool. How sad it is. How sad……

    Denise,

    First so glad you are feeling better.  It is sad, many people I know wouldn’t think of putting pen to paper and actually putting it in an envelope to mail, I think how much fuller a life is with just one letter arriving in your mailbox.  I’m thankful for each of the Friends I write to.

    #2438
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    Denise
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    Thank you, Deborah! The vertigo is still with me but is mild enough that I’m able to function for the most part. I hope it continues that way as my days are brutal when it gets bad. I agree with you about letters, cards, postcards, etc. Each and every one brings a smile to my face and makes my day brighter!

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    #2445
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    Ooooh vertigo ain’t nice – hope you feel better soon (((HUGS)))   My mother-in-law had it a couple of years ago but she’s ok now – I think she had some pills/medication for it.

    Yes, it’s a shame how so many folk never even write letters now.  It’s all rush rush rush…emails & texts etc.  They’re ok in their place but NOTHING beats the joy of receiving a letter and calms the mind like sitting down with all your writing stuff close to hand and writing to somebody.  My husband thinks it’s great that I have such a hobby. 

    I used to work in a newsagents/post office though and the girls behind the PO counter could barely conceal their scorn and rolled eyes at me and my postcards for Postcrossing and many letters….especially with the decorated envelopes!  And if I DARED to ask for ‘fancy’ stamps…..it was like I was asking for a pint of heir blood!   Their attitude WAS a disgrace but at least I don’t have to look at their sulky expressions anymore as I use the other post office in town – smaller but at least Garry is a nice pleasant guy to talk to!

    #2447
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    Denise
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    Gillian, no it ain’t nice at all! It’s a serious pain in the rear end. I’d like to know what your MIL took for her vertigo. I like calls, email, and texts now and then and they all have their place but you’re right that a handwritten letter is a thing of beauty and comfort and it’s hard to equal that. Our PO folks are nice and knowledgeable, thank goodness.

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    #2462
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    Sauni-Rae Dain
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    Last night I discovered a fairly lengthy letter from a pen friend from the Lovely Letters project thanking me for a box of goodies I had sent her for Christmas. It had been in my inbox for about a week. Somehow I had overlooked it in all the junk mail. I started to answer her because I felt she needed to know I had seen it and wasn’t slighting her. But I found myself frustrated trying to write a lengthy response. It just did not feel right. So I sent  a short heartfelt email in response, with a note that I would be sending a longer letter. It just doesn’t feel as comfortable to write a lengthy email. Never has, and now that I am back into letter writing more, it seems even less comfortable.

    #2464
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    Denise
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    I so understand, Sauni-Rae! Email, text and such all have their place, especially in a situation like that.

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    #2475
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    Courtney M
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    I used to work in a newsagents/post office though and the girls behind the PO counter could barely conceal their scorn and rolled eyes at me and my postcards for Postcrossing and many letters….especially with the decorated envelopes! And if I DARED to ask for ‘fancy’ stamps…..it was like I was asking for a pint of heir blood! Their attitude WAS a disgrace but at least I don’t have to look at their sulky expressions anymore as I use the other post office in town – smaller but at least Garry is a nice pleasant guy to talk to!

    o.0 WTF? Wow. You’d think they’d be happy for so much mail, as it’s what helps keep their paychecks coming! I.. just.. wow. The fact that they gave you the stank-eye for asking them to do their job – and not even a hard part of it, either! – is just so.. UGH.

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    #2535
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    Oh they were just a bunch of hard-faced idiots with a serious attitude problem!   Even some of the customers would come down to my newsagents counter and complain about them.  I worked with them for 7.5 years and when I left in December 2012 they never even said goodbye to me!!!  

    I don’t waste time on miserable folk like that – life is too short to put up with misery guts so I actively seek out happy people….like all you lovely positive people on here!   Perhaps it’s the fact that WE have such a fantastic, relaxing, FULFILLING hobby that has us so cheerful.

    #3429
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    Eunice Probert
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    The counter staff in Aberystwyth post office are all very nice. One chap was very interested in the faux stamps I’d made and put on the envelope. He was tickled that I had my own cancellation rubber stamp! When I left I noticed that he was showing to the other counter staff!

    One lady there can be a bit grumpy, but she’s always been nice to me since I first asked for “nice” stamps. She agreed that penpals should be sent letters with pretty stamps on them. They like it that I send so many letters and postcards.

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