It’s true. 94% of college students have never heard the term “pen pal.” Many don’t even know what a “pen” is! Technology has made handwritten letters obsolete.
(Huh? An envelope? The post office? What’s that?! But I have unlimited texting! A handwritten letter? You mean like Facebook? Wait, seriously? You want me to stop playing this game on my phone and actually find a pen? No way. My hand will cramp. And I’m super busy, and honestly I have no idea where the post office is. Besides, I don’t own paper.)
We must fight back against this societal shift. You’re one of the last remaining pen pals on earth; set a good example for your peers. Allow them to experience, vicariously, the thrill of receiving something other than a bill in their mailbox. Show them there’s more to life than “LOL.”
Hi. I’m Steve. I’m a writer and a cynic. I have a positive attitude for a guy who has been locked up for 9 years. Most of all, I love writing real letters to men and women worldwide. I use real pens, real paper, real envelopes, and real stamps. I invite you to do the same.
I’m 42 years old, a former San Francisco radio DJ and founder of an online retail business. I’m divorced, with no kids. I love thought-provoking independent films and the Sundance Film Festival. I’m a Mexican food connoisseur (carnitas tacos, anyone?) and I like diet Dr. Pepper and Cadillac Margaritas (not necessarily in that order). I love to travel, but watch too many reality shows. I’m afraid of bees.
Together, let’s help get pen pals off the endangered species list. I can’t wait to open your envelope!