"Its been quiet, too..."
"Don't jinx it!"
"You do realize that only invites trouble in TV shows, not real life?"
"And would you have believed in aliens and reanimates five years ago?"
"Ahh - if you weren't my brother... All the same, a courier should have been through here by now. If nothing else, the government at least keeps its word about mail delivery. Can't spare arms, can't airlift us a generator, but at least we can send letters."
"Well, the basic network they set up is still working. Why should they even bother with physical couriers when setting up a repeater tower here and there wouldn't require so much effort."
"Well, first of all - you can't e-mail bullets and MREs. Secondly, it would take a lot of towers, or very big ones, that are hard to set up - remember, no satellites so its got to go the long way with no hubs, and no central power supply - a small group of runners is less than the manpower needed to set up even one of the resulting towers."
"How'd you get so knowledgeable about all this?"
"I read the packet they gave us. Given how unreliable transmissions can be - printed materials are important, and make it easier to recall vital information."
"I know that. I was being rhetorical and sarcastic. Sarctorial? Rehtastic?"