I think this is the right place to vent…
I received a couple of days ago a card from a European country where the sender was “very surprised to receive an address in Lebanon, for [they, the sender] should think that it’s (sic) inhabitants have more urgent things on their mind than sending postcards around the world.”
I have to admit, this card partly offended me, and partly made me very sad.
To my knowledge there are only two people who are active postcrossers in Lebanon: my wife and myself. Despite the economic crisis that Lebanon is passing through (devaluation of the currency, electricity problems, fuel shortages, medication shortages, and widespread corruption to name a few problems) my wife and I have found a way to escape through postcards as one of the few inexpensive hobbies left to pursue. The postal service has not raised its prices yet and that’s how we can afford to send and receive the large stash of postcards that we have.
It’s sad that there are some that think that just because there’s an economic crisis, that the people in Lebanon should suddenly stop their inexpensive hobbies.
My wife and I are planning to leave Lebanon at some point and go back to Spain (waiting for some paperwork).