So, the Postal Service announced this week that they are trying to eliminate Saturday mail delivery--something that has been rumored for the last year. The article in the newspaper made me think about how our mail has changed over the last years.
When we lived in Germany, the daily mail distribution was a big event. We couldn't wait to get letters from home. Mail call was like opening a lottery ticket. And since we were young and unjaded, we opened the ticket with full expectations of winning the grand prize.
David still checks the mail first thing when he gets home from work. I think this is a leftover habit from being in the Army. I pointed out recently to him (after the sans Saturday delivery announcement) that we never get anything good in the mail. Any money that we might receive like a tax refund or an insurance payout is directly deposited into our bank account. That leaves us with bills and junk mail. I have just eliminated the bills--signed up for paperless bill for all of our utility, insurance, and phone accounts. So, I suppose all of our future mail will be junk mail.
We used to get a lot of magazines, but we discontinued most of the subscriptions because we just don't have time to read them. That's why so many magazines went under--because we stopped subscribing.
Yes, the world has changed.