I don’t know if snail mail is worth it. I love it, but I hate it.
The reasons I hate snail mail are: it is way, wayyyy too slow; you don’t know who is reading your mail along the way; sometimes your mail gets lost; and it is way, wayyyy too slow. Wait, let me repeat that again. It is way, wayyyy too slow.
The reasons I love snail mail: someone has to take more time to write it, you get to see their writing, and it costs money. Yes, I just said I like that you have to pay for the slow services. You know why? Because people are paying money just to talk to you. People care about you, and want to talk to you so bad that they pay money in this modern-day and age. They also put up with the speed.
This summer my best friend got a job a 3 day car ride from home. They didn’t have a cellular device, had limited access to the internet, were extremely busy, and were gone all summer. I was basically limited to snail mail (until half way during the summer I got a surprise phone call from the office at their work, which I was shocked and overjoyed to receive). So here I got out a pen and wrote them a 4 page letter; asked a billion questions, and rambled on forever. I think it was like an on-paper interrogation. Anyway, I then bought my stamps and sent it off. When my friend called me half way through the summer, they still hadn’t received my letter. I said to myself, “Dear Lord, snail mail is worst than I thought!!!”. I then didn’t get a reply until the day before their return. Don’t get me wrong though, I was overjoyed they actually wrote back! It looked like my letter was dropped in a puddle at some point on its trek to my house, but hey, it arrived right? I plan to keep the letter forever. I won’t get to see them when they return home because I’ll be at camp, but I can take the letter with me, taking a piece of them with me. This is why I love snail mail. Emails and texts; they just aren’t the same.
Even if snail mail is annoying and slow, it is personal and more considerate. Let’s not forget it and dismiss it.