I've recently posted a couple of times about unexpected perceptions of young people - a young man who didn't know what Thyme was and a New Yorker grad student of my wife's who thought that 9/11 was mainly local news.
I was asked this morning by my daughter's high school-age boyfriend to give him a lift to a facility about twenty-five minutes in the wrong direction from anywhere I ever go to deliver a piece of paper to someone working in county government. I asked if I t was time sensitive - not really. So how about mailing it?
He had no idea where a post office was and thought he'd need to go to one to buy an envelope, buy a stamp, and mail the letter. Try a supermarket or drug store to get an envelope and a stamp and drop it off at the office of where you live - they'll either have daily mail pickup or will know where a nearby mailbox is. Or just hand the envelope to my daughter and we'll mail it from the house.
"You can mail it from the house? I thought those mailboxes were just for incoming mail." Nope. You put the flag up and they pick up the mail.
I'm wondering now how many young people don't get how the post office works. It stands to reason - they're completely unused to using the mail.