These were the postcards and envelopes that I enjoyed most:
“Griffin & Sabine” is as emo as I can appreciate, so it took a good deal of will power for me to then revisit the other obvious book of postcards, the first anthology of PostSecret, “PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives” edited by Frank Warren.
I’m like Mr. Jellineck in “Strangers With Candy,” ignoring the plight of his high school students sending their anonymous personal problems to him for the school paper advice column. “I like happy problems. Listen to this one I just made up: Dear Geoffrey,
I recently acquired an antique Shaker table which is really fun in a rustic kind of way but it doesn’t fit in with my Key West colors. What should I do?
Signed Desperately Seeking Deco“
A friend of mine who’s a barrista does the same, and she gives caffeinated to rude customers who order decaf. I have a hunch that it’s common in the food service industry. One more reason to respect those who serve you for minimum wage, and don’t forget to tip!