Have you ever wanted to share your fun photos, offbeat stories, and positive postal news and experiences? Rules of the road? Keep it upbeat, be considerate, and keep it clean.
Well, considering that an email can get across the country in seconds, and a letter can take days, "snail" pace is an appropriate comparison. I don't take offense with the fun that people have with it.
Slow but steady wins the race.
I like to think that email is still a from of mail and "snail" mail is simply a way to refer to the speed the mail pieces take. So...it is what it is. I also don't take offense to the term becuase its an accurate discription.
I used to hate it, but -- it's caught on so universally -- there's nothing to do but embrace it.
I Hate the term "snail mail". As a postal employee, I take great pride in doing my job well. Of course mailing a letter takes longer than electronic correspondence, but they can't carry the personal touch that a hard copy letter does. A hand written card or letter will brighten someones day much more than an e-mail and it only costs 44 cents no matter where in the USA you mail it.
I'm pretty passive-aggressive about this. I kind of resent the term and will grouse about it with fellow employees. Publically, I try to laugh it off. If we can't smile at our own expense, we come off as whiny and defensive IMO.
An actual letter is really nice to have in your hand versus an email. I feel the same with photos. I would much rather have pictures that I can thumb through and look at in person, instead of on a computer screen.
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