The next post card in the series is one that my brother sent us on while he was on a Boy Scout trip to the Florida Keys, on some sort of a High Adventure trip. At the time, I was pretty jealous of his adventure – but at the same time I knew I was not prepared to go kayaking for miles across the open water.
Either way, he did what a good brother should do and sent his sister a postcard for her collection!
Hello from Florida
I think it was mainly meant for my parents, since they both worked (and had “flat surface syndrome”, or a tendency to pile up papers on desks and countertops). As as a high school student, I only really had a couple part time jobs waitressing or working in a bakery, and the humor didn’t really make sense to me at the time.
Now that I work a desk job (engineering) that requires me to handle massive quantities of emails, project documents, official permits, etc, I totally get it. People (me included) are constantly trying to dig themselves out from under the stacks of paper that accumulate on their desks.
One of the things I made sure to do before the new year was to clear off my desk at work, so I would start the year off on the right foot. Only a handful of papers have made their way back onto my desk in the past few days, and it feels great!
That said, this post card definitely reflects my brother’s personality. He is never malicious, or deliberately cruel, but he does like to tease and provoke! Instead of saying “wish-you-were-here“, it says “you-already-know-I’m-somewhere-awesome-because-I’m-not-at-the-office-but-I’m-going-to-rub-it-in-anyway“.
So here’s to my brother and the (one) time he was wise beyond his years.