Replying to letters – too hard?

Is reply to snail mail too hard?

As part of the Jimmy James novel I’m writing, I want to record the replies JJ receives from those he writes letters to.

I’ve had a number of interesting discussions, both on Facebook and face to face with friends on the topic of replies.

The question I was asking started in regard to a cafe, then extended beyond that:

Would you reply to a snail mail letter written by a 9 year old boy?

Some people thought it would be too much hassle, putting it in the “too hard” basket, whereas an email would get a fast reply. Others were certain they would definitely reply to a letter with no hesitation.

To keep the story as true to life as possible, I’d like to get other people’s thoughts on this topic. Do you think people would reply to a snail mail letter? Why or why not?

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  1. I would reply! I love receiving real mail, it’s such a novelty these days, and I know a lot of other people feel the same. I like to send letters. πŸ™‚

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