You know that feeling of elation when you open the mailbox, look inside, and find a letter with your name on it? It’s that “Oh yay, someone does love me!” feeling that Charlie Brown of “The Peanuts” was always looking for. Unfortunately, he hardly ever received a letter, and often times, poor Chuck didn’t even get any mail. He would walk up to the mailbox, look inside, and find it empty. Or perhaps he did find something! His heart would leap with joy and he would reach inside, only to have a certain little beagle come by to claim his piece of mail. I think one of his friends might have had it figured out. Linus didn’t wait for affirmation from others, he just had his little blue blanket.
Perhaps you don’t feel that strong of an emotion at the sight of a letter addressed to you, but you do like to receive mail. You like to go out to your mailbox, scramble around the contents, and return with a handful of whatever. I personally love to get any type of mail. I’ll read just about anything for any reason. I must say, credit card offers can be quite entertaining.
Now we’re in the digital age. Everything is being sent out from offices and read on home computers and smart phones. Just as I love getting mail, I also love getting emails. I’m a bit more picky about my emails than my physical mail, however. I get updates from a few blogs, Facebook notifications, website adverts from sites that I shop at, and much more. My favorite emails consist of those emails coming from WordPress stating that I have new comments on my blog.
Email is rather like Linus and his security blanket. It’s a nice, reliable medium that’s always there. Newegg will always send out emails with ads, there will always be people updating their blogs, and CNet will probably not slow down with their frantic editorial mailings until someone reminds them to check their spelling. You have to get the emails to get the jab.
So, what do you think about emails? Do you like getting lots of mail or would you rather have a nice, clean inbox with just personal mail every now and then?