Monday, March 7, 2011

If the world ends before 2022, I'll be pissed.

I receive mail at two different locations and I live at neither. So, I've come up with a really effective system for keeping track of important documents, bills, etc. It's pretty simple, too.

1. Dump everything into an old Wet Seal bag that you've been carrying in your car since last April.

2. Let it sit (and this here's the tricky part) just until you reach that point when your gut kind of clenches in anxiety at the thought of finally going through it all.

3. Sort through the contents of said bag only when it's bulging at the seams and you're unable to carry the weight of it on your pinky finger.

I'm nothing if not totally efficient.

Truth? What mail I do receive consists of nothing but credit card offers and bank statements. (Although, tonight I did find a check for $28 bucks. From December. Whoops.)

The envelope above? I wrote a letter to myself when I was, I dunno, 14? 15? And if the thickness of said letter is any indication, I had a lot to say. I'll be 40 in 2022. Only 11 more years to go! (No, seriously, I love this shit.)

I had lost sight of the letter for a little while, but I always assumed it was somewhere safe and I'd find it eventually... Turns out I keep it with all the other envelopes I don't open. Makes sense, right?


  1. Well....if the world does begin to end, maybe you can rip the letter open and read it as stuff explodes around you? Just a thought. :)

  2. MichelleSGMarch 07, 2011

    We have a huge bank of mail boxes that everyone for a few blocks has a keyed box to get into. I guess going house to house is too much for the postal workers. I just don't get it until I feel the need. My mail carrier must hate people like me.

  3. Wow. That's wild. I've never thought of anything like that.Did you open it?Why wait?I know I wouldn't.In fact, I'm gonna write myself a letter dated tomorrow but I'm probably gonna read it tonight.

  4. The Hat ChickMarch 09, 2011

    What a cool idea. I wonder what the 14-year-old me would have written. Maybe you should put something like that in your novel.