Pals are the Best When They Are Penpals
Did you have a PenPal? I ask you this random question not because that's what I usually do. I pose this question because June 1st is National Penpal day. I vaguely remember that I did have a Penpal when I was in elementary school back in the 80's. I think the setup was somewhat strange as we wrote to like the neighboring school, 5 minutes away. It's not like our letters were going to Paris or anything like that.
If I could go back to my young self I assume my letter started off like this:
Dear Penpal, My name is Eric and I clean my ears on a regular basis. Do you? I tend to spend 26 more seconds on my right ear than I do my left. Makes sense, right? I'm right handed so I think my right ear must be more important than my left like my arm. Do you like Menudo? Best Music Group ever.
I don't remember ever getting a response from a Penpal. To this day I don't understand why. Oh well, hopefully you have had better success with Penpals. Do people still have Penpals? Since everything is typed these days, are they called computer pals? I mean isn't snapchat, instagram, twitter and facebook the modern day version of this? Just like talking to a person instead of texting, there is something genuine about a hand written letter. Even if I wanted to have a Penpal at age 45 I couldn't. Since my handwriting looks like I am in the 2nd grade, the person in Paris would think it's a joke.