WHY WOULD I WANT TO COLLECT STAMPS OR POSTCARDS OR COVERS?
I’M JUST A KID 👧🏻 👦🏼 WITH AN IPAD!
I HAVE NEVER POSTED A LETTER, COLLECTED A POSTCARD AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU MEAN BY A “CANCELED ENVELOPE”.
It seems to me the above statements are today’s cultural reality. If you have kids or grandchildren or if kids are present in your daily life you are aware of these truths.
A real challenge for this “internet world” is how to get young adults interested in stamps, postcards and/or postal history collecting?
You likely have not considered the approach POPEYE SLUDGE and MISS OLIVE agreed upon? The story,I believe, was featured in READERS DIGESTER, a few years back. It goes like this…. IT’S TRUE!
A young POPEYE SLUDGE, is in a sweetheart ❤️ deal with the teenage Olive. The deal between them is MISS OLIVE will use her IPAD for only fourteen (14) hours a day rather than her usual twenty (20) hours per day.
On the other hand POPEYE SLUDGE will not to eat spinach , period!!!
MISS OLIVE concludes that spinach stains teeth green and white teeth are a prerequisite to maintaining their relationship.
A handshake sealed the deal. “Consequences” — if one reneged on the agreement?
Well if the agreement was broken by either one, that person would have to finish the MJR story by explaining the benefits of stamp, postcard and postal history collecting through the social media.
A day passes. Miss OLIVE was cranky and fidgety. Fourteen (14) hours was not enough hours to play all her video games. Mr. Sludge Hammer was obsessing on spinach and dreamed night & day about snacking on a can or two!
AND THEN IT HAPPENED!!! WHAT HAPPENED???
MISS OLIVE pushed the envelope — way too far and was caught using her IPAD for twenty hours straight! (Apparently a new video game, she wanted, had just been launched.)
POPEYE SLUDGE fumbled, as well, by sneaking a can of spinach from the fridge and gobbling it down.
Anxiety levels soaring, POPEYE SLUDGE took out his “sludge hammer” and smashed MISS OLIVE’s IPAD into millions of pieces.
MISS OLIVE, who is not pleased, grabs the sludge hammer and knocks out POPEYE SLUDGE’S two front “green” teeth.
So as it’s stands, we have a shattered IPAD and two missing front teeth. What does this story have to do with stamp, postcard, and postal history collecting???
Next week POPEYE SLUDGE and MISS OLIVE will reveal the hidden meaning and SHOCKING end to this story!
Warning: Before reading or sharing this story with anyone “Censorship” is required!