I was just thinking about how our Another Postcard tag hadn’t had a workout in a while, and I was hoping people had learned and weren’t doing this anymore. nope.
I have been yelled at in the comments for saying this whole asking for cards thing is a bad idea. I have been told to have a heart. I know you don’t believe it, but I do have a heart. Once this stuff hits the internet, it never ever dies, especially when the wish is really simple like sending a card. Devin may be 35, and cards may still be coming to that address at that airforce base…inflicting pain and misery on whoever happens to live there then. Sure there’s a date on the news story now, but once people copy it out and start modifying it, it will either lose its date or get a new one to make it new again. Why do you think those missing kids from 1996 are still going around as newly missing?
I really want Devin to have friends and find people to play with on the monkey bars, and this little drive for cards may do that in the short-term, but I’m worried about the long-term consequences. I’m afraid that once this stuff gets out in Facebook and emails, it will take on a life of its own. Why else do you think we have a whole category of these things?