Do you remember vacation before cell phones, iPads, and delicious blackberries?
Whenever you wanted to send greetings back home to your family and friends…
you wrote out a postcard and dropped it in the mailbox.
“Scribble and drop” came waaay before “click and send.”
The 3 ½ x 4 ½ postcard was actually a BOASTcard:
I’M ON VACATION AND YOU’RE AT HOME.
nah, nah, nah, nah
The act of sending postcards is a lost art.
The process of carefully selecting just the right card and crafting a message
is going the way of the horse and buggy...
and you never want to be behind...a horse.
Now we simply take a pic with our phones and forward it to 10 of our friends…
at the same time.
Subject: “Wish you were here.”
You always had to be very careful about getting too personal...
with whatever you wrote on the back of the card.
Otherwise, everyone....especially the mailman...knew what you were doing in Vegas.
I was thinking Twitter probably got their tweeting idea...
“What I’m doing"…in 140 characters or less from the BOASTcard.
Short sweet and to the point....
"In Cabo for some Sun, Sand, Salsa, and Siesta.
Wish you were here...Gato"
140 characters is all the space you need to send out
an obnoxious BOAST to your friends and family back home.
nah, nah, nah, nah :)