However, before I did any of the above thus never seeing mail again in my lifetime, I took care to gently put the card back together. After taking a moment to read the beautiful message inside the card, I quickly changed my mind. I would rather have received this in the shredded condition it is than never to have gotten it at all.
So I say thank you to the United States Postal Service for delivering my mail even if it isn't in the most perfect condition.
I tried speculating about what exactly happened to this letter. My husband said it's not from machinery. He thinks it met the edge of a table. I really hate to think someone went out of their way to purposely tear this up. There's no money in it. Duh. And if you're that upset - some might say postal - perhaps you need to get a different job. Just saying. While I am mostly humbled by the written words in this card, I am still a bit perturbed. I sure do wish the post office would actually solve the issues some their employees have. I said some Aunt Shirley:)