for real

In this morning's mail...

Dear families and friends of Peace Corps Trainees,

This email is just to notify you that the South Africa trainees arrived safely and on time. Many of them have been unable to complete calls home. They asked us to notify you through this email. During their training, you should expect that they would contact you by mail only. At their swearing-in ceremony at the end of September, they will be able to purchase cell phones and make phone contact with you at that time. Until then, you can write them at:

blah blah blah. You weren't planning on writing, were you?

And why are you here anyway? I've been waiting for you over here!