During vacation, some Chain Mail appeared at my house.
When I was little, Chain Mail meant a real letter in the mailbox out at the end of the driveway. Exciting! Rip open the envelope, eagerly expecting a birthday party invitation or a Publisher’s Clearinghouse win.
Chain Mail. Chain letters. Send seven of your friends copies of this letter, include two sheets of stickers in each envelope, add your name and address to the bottom of the list, and mail within seven days. At the end of the seventh week, you should receive seven million sticker sheets in the mail! Riches beyond compare! Letters to open from all over the world! You can even start a used stamp collection! Everyone will love you! The neighbors will all wonder who that famous person is on the street that gets all that fan mail…
But if you don’t, you are doomed. Terrible things will happen. You will be struck by lightening. Your hair will fall out. You will regret it the rest of your days. No one will ever ask you to your senior prom. Just remember to photocopy this letter, and send it to seven of your dearest friends.
Pyramid schemes for kids.
I loved it and loathed it as a kid.
But our Chain Mail is different.
A sweet neighbor saves box tops and pop tops for one of my kids, who dreams of winning an ipad for turning in the most box tops at school. He has a seven year plan for Box Top Domination in junior high. Not kidding.
Well, Genius Child found his pop top hoard. That’s when the Chain Mail started to appear. Pop top Chain Mail. Little Guy dreams of adding sleeves, and being impervious in his boyish battles.
“Can swords really not get through it? Even Sting from the Hobbit? Will it have sleeves by today?”
This kind of Chain Mail is a definite win.