jenniferjabaley (jenniferjabaley) wrote,

The new generation

I was working with an 18 year old the other day. She is very smart, completely tech savvy and learns quickly. So imagine my surprise when I asked her to mail a package and she got a deer in the headlights look. She closed up the box and stared at it for a few minutes. Another person told her where to find the address on the computer and to print out a label. So she did and then she just held the label in her hands for a few minutes.

Finally she turned to me and said, "Do I just stick it on the box, like anywhere?".

Well, kind of in the middle, I answered.

So she did and then she continued to just stare at it. "Do I put a stamp on the box?"

No, it has to be weighed.

"Weighed? How?"

At the post office. Finally I just asked. "Have you never mailed a package or letter before?" I was kind of joking but she looked at me, 100% serious, and answered, No. "We email."
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