Step 1: Receive handwritten note from a friend!
Step 2: Open excitedly!
Step 3: Read… also excitedly!
Step 4: Smile, or otherwise emote, in real-time!
Step 5: Grab a note card and pen to reply.
Step 6: Actually reply.*
Step 8: Type what you believe the address to be in the Google search engine based on the handwriting.
Step 8a: Get schooled by Google.
Note: The italics are to ensure that you feel completely patronized.
Step 8b: Click on the address and see an image of the building your friend lives in as well as satellite images of their entire neighborhood.
Step 8c: Click again and see what time it is and find a nearby bus to take.
Step 8d: Feel like a creepy stalker on complete accident.
Step 9: Write corrected address on note and determine correct postage.
Tip: Go straight to the USPS website to find out because, let’s face it, Google was kind of a jerk about it before.
Step 10: Apply postage and drop in the nearest mailbox.
Optional Final Step: Write a blog post about it (low-resolution action shots optional). If you lack the time, you can simply complain about how creepy Google made you feel using Twitter. Or maybe via a Facebook update? Definitely not a G+ update, though. They already know way too much…
*This is a pretty critical step in the process.