But I LOVE Saturday mail! I love all mail, actually. I recently had a letter exchange with a friend, and it was just so nice. He wrote, “Snail mail is really under-rated,” and I couldn’t agree more. As a kid one of my chores was to check the mail, but I loved running up the driveway to greet the mailman and dig through letters.
Not getting mail on Sundays is bad enough, but they’re taking away Saturdays too? I don’t like it, and I started thinking about all of the rom-coms where mail is an important factor. Let’s take a look at how not having Saturday mail would have affected these movies…
Dear DUH. Without Saturday mail, John and Savannah wouldn't have continued their tortured romance for two years, broken up and then allegedly ended up together.
Letters To Juliet
Amanda Seyfried really likes to write apparently. In Letters To Juliet, Sophie responds to a letter written over 40 years ago by Claire about her lost love. What if Sophie's letter was supposed to arrive on Saturday and Claire didn't get it until Monday? Sophie would have been gone, they wouldn't have gone on a quest and no one would have lived happily ever after.
P.S. I Love You
Do you know when Gerry scheduled his letters for Holly to arrive? Saturdays. You don't always check the mail during the week because by the time you get home, you're exhausted. But on Saturday you always check the mail because you're home. Holly would have gotten Gerry's letters at the wrong times and she never would have fallen in love again.
Ok I hate to do this, but I'm going to anyway: Noah says he wrote Allie a letter everyday for a year for a total of 365. You don't write letters on Sundays because mail doesn't go out. Either he sent two letters every Monday or that was just an expression and he actually wrote everyday except Sunday which would make more sense. So without Saturday mail too, he wouldn't have written as many letters and that's so not romantic. Allie definitely wouldn't have gotten back with him over just Monday-Friday letters.
The Lake House
Sure, this movie involved a magical mail box and a time-space continuum that doesn't make any sense, but still. I'm pretty sure that mailbox went by the rules of the Postal Service, which means Kate and Alex couldn't exchange letters on Saturdays. Then they never would have figured out the mystery (I don't want to spoil the movie for you) of how they knew each other and had a real-life romance.
First of all, CLASSIC. Second, would C.C. and Hillary still be friend soulmates if they couldn't get Saturday mail? Being so far apart, their friendship relied on letters. No mail on Saturday would have been the end of them.
How do you feel about no more Saturday mail? Do you think it would have changed these movies? Tell me in the comments!