You in Red, Me on Fire

Posted: August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

At some point, the postal service probably stops delivering letters from one person to another. They probably track how much mail goes on way and how no mail goes the other way and they say “You know what would make our jobs easier, is if we just stopped giving this poor schmuck the benefit of a delivered message.”

It makes sense really, if hydrogen atoms aren’t bonding, then why spend the molecular energy? And so it comes in the form of conspiratorial delusions that over time, one begins to believe that the real lack of correspondence is a problem with the mechanism responsible for delivery, and not the actual parties involved in communication.

This, of course, is a total fallacy, but it affords a certain degree of comfort for both people. The sender is able to think that the status quo is being maintained, it’s the uninvolved parties who are mucking everything up and making life less than perfect. The recipient is no longer receiving unwanted messages via post and so their life is made much less uncomfortable. The postal workers I suppose are better off as well, as they have less letters to carry and their routes thus become shortened by the smallest decimal. Everybody wins when the nuisance’s bruised ego is secretly placated.


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