A Sometimes Annoying New Jersey Neighborhood Tradition is Suddenly Over
If you're a fan of old-school traditions, you're likely not going to like this news.
Others will say "finally."
We are living in a digital world.
Technology is an important part of our daily lives.
Think about it. In virtually every facet of your life, technology plays a big role.
You're most likely reading this article on your phone. If not your phone it's on a tablet or computer. For that I'm grateful.
When it comes to constant technological changes there are three types of people.
There are those who embrace it wholeheartedly.
These are the folks that are often ahead of the curve on trends.
They like screens. The more the better. Is there even any other way?
Then there are those who accept technology. They don't necessarily drag their feet and pine for the "good old days," but they keep up to date with tech and incorporate it into their daily lives. By the way, I'm in this category.
Finally, there are the people who think technology as a whole is ruining our society. It's turning our children into mindless drones. You'll often hear these folks use sayings like "things were so much easier back when everything wasn't on a computer." Just give them a typewriter and let them be.
Whichever of these categories you fall into, it's all good. No judgment here. However, the discontinuation of a delivery we've been getting forever may be triggering.
This is the mini print newspaper that gets dropped at the foot of your driveway every week.
It included some hyper-local headlines and store circulars and coupons.
If you're in the Monmouth and Ocean County area, the days of The Mailbag are over.
Jennifer Kristen in the Lacey Township Chatter Facebook group noticed this announcement from The Mailbag last week.
Are you bummed and wondering where you're going to get your coupons or are you happy that you don't have to get rid of the piles of these now hard as a brick monstrosities?
It all depends on how you feel about technology. According to this blurp, you'll be able to get a digital edition of The Mailbag online.
RIP Mailbag. It's the end of an era.