As is often my custom, instead of giving an outright answer when one of my students asks me what something means, I tried to lead my students to the answer. After the typical 10 year old response of "Is it mail that a snail delivers?" was shot down I decided to help my class figure it out by giving them a hint.
So, thinking this would totally give it away I said..............
It's how I used to send mail to friends when I was your age.
One little boy in my class immediately got a really excited look on his face and raised his hand high- complete with the "Oooh, oooh, oooh" sound effect.
I called on him, feeling confident that my hint had helped him figure it out and he said...........................
It's mail delivered on a horse, right? Like the Pony Express?
I know I'm not a spring chicken and could even be called oldish but exactly how old do I look?
The Pony Express ran in 1860.
Good night nurse.If you'll excuse me now......I'm off to buy some wrinkle cream.