Both series include a premise where a letter/message was lost (or not delivered) for some reason and the couple didn’t get their happy ending until years and years later.
I would assume that something like this can’t happen anymore in the 21st century. Simply because communication does not happen by letter anymore (or barely happens ever). No one (I assume again) would leave a crucial contact to a snail mail letter or a note on a piece of paper these days!
With all the possible electronic communication possibilities one would think there is no way a message would not get delivered at all.
Although, with all the FacebookTwitterEmailLinkedInWhatsAppSnapchatInstagramWhatnots it is of course possible to ignore someone and their attempts to communicate. But I’d say that’s not the same as a tragically lost letter or crucial message.
I wonder how often something like this has actually happened in real life or is this just stuff for movies, books and TV-series?
And, the more sad thought: if this has happened (often or at all) and it was never resolved, how many couples are not together because of some miscommunication or misplaced letter? And does the fact that they didn’t end up together mean they weren’t supposed to end up together?
This probably depends on if you believe in fate. Were they (our imaginary couple who didn’t cross paths due to some mishap) meant to be together and the fate twisted everything or was it just as things should be; their lives took very different paths.
The funnysad thing is that we’ll never know how many of these kind of things have actually occurred if any.
Well maybe someone who has ever sent a letter/note/something and never got an answer but also never followed up on it: please do! Check what happened and maybe, just maybe, something got lost in the mail or in the translation?
If not for your sake, do it for us: we need to hear what happened and if you’ll eventually find your long lost love and perhaps end up together? We, the bystanders, want a happy ending!