Amazing Discovery: Answers to the Secrets of Life Uncovered in Postcards
The truth is in the cards.
I once wrote an article called Saucy Seaside Postcards. In that article I related the story of that very British institution “the seaside postcard” and in it pictured many examples of these colourful cards and their bawdy humour.
On publication it was reasonably well received and I thought no more about it, continuing, with the series of articles I was enjoying writing, on the graffiti artist Banksy.
I was contacted by a reader, who wanted to know if I was going to publish another article on “postcards”.
I thought why?
But no. They just wanted to be titillated by more cheap pics and giggles!
Or did they?
I read and re-read my article.
I pulled up the huge unused library of postcard pictures on my PC.
I scoured them for hours. I studied all the comments left on my article. Was the answer here?
The clouds parted and that ray of sunlight exploded through onto me.
The hairs on the back of my neck stood up.
I realised that to these people I had, without realising it, revealed to them, their “Holy Graille”.
Look at the coded comments left to me on the article, which I had initially failed to understand:
lol obviously, now, means “Lit Our Lives”
lmao: “(your) Literature Makes All Open”
I believe that the reader who had contacted me was a spokesperson for the rest.
My article was like the “sandal of Brian” giving them a way forward.
What do people want in this modern society but guidance, a quick fix and to be shown the way forward? Was that what they had found in seaside postcards?
Were they using them as the recipe cards for a way to rise to a higher plane and uncover the answer to all the questions of life?
I certainly found good advice here.
But what about more specific issues? All the time we are being made to address health and safety issues wherever we are and whatever we are doing, and make risk assessments before carrying out any activity.
I found that that these issues were addressed!
What about the workplace and how one should conduct oneself in that environment?
Or customer relations?
I now became fully convinced.
What about seeking employment? No need for Google anymore, to figure out “how to do a CV” or “how to fill a form in.”
Outside of the workplace, there is a lot written about relationships and marital advice from courtship to marriage counselling. Should we turn to agencies or seek out articles on these issues?
No need – it’s all there in the cards.
Lonely hearts advice?
Parenting/child care seems covered.
Those that have produced these cards have even covered our fondness of animals:
Cooking, advice, on the preparation of food: how and what to serve to guests
Insisting on getting the best deal from tradesmen.
Do it yourself projects.
Sport and leisure activities,
even medical and health issues. No need to scour those articles anymore! No need to bother with “those” sites about “role-playing” anymore. You don’t even need to look for articles on Fashion any more. But what about where we would like to be with our wishes and dreams? Are you now, like me, a convert to the secrets of the seaside postcard? Does this cover it for you? Is this what man is searching for? Is this what man desires the most? Look no further; the cards speak for themselves.
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