July 16 2007

Post Office

US Postage StampsCould someone please explain to me why people give a rat’s hiney what is pictured on their stamps? I mean, seriously, unless you’re a collector, you’re going to lick it, place it on an envelope, and never see the damned thing again!

Why do I rant about this? I despise going to the post office in the first place (see Luis? I did understand your pain!), but when the line is out to the lobby, and the person at one of the windows is going through every stamp… I want to kill them. “Well, what else ya got back there? Oh, that’s nice… well… I don’t know, let me see that first one again…” PICK A FREAKIN’ STAMP YOU IDIOT!

The ultimate insult? When they settle for the basic stamps… you know… the ones they could have bought from the machine in the lobby? Yeah… I love those people the most. They have a special place in my heart.

Luckily the postal service now offers free pickup service, and my trips to the post office have been reduced to once a month or so, but damned do those visits kill me.

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General Rants

  • Haha. Keep cool dude ;) Well, if you want to send a special mail to someone special, to choose a special stamp shows that that person is someone special to you.. it’s all about the special :D

  • Who licks stamps anymore? They are self-adhesive now. Are you sure you’ve been to the post office recently? =P

  • Chele

    Because much like the ones that you showed birthday boy – there is something about sending a letter or postcard to a pal that you know features a stamp that says something about you as the sender or them as the person getting it.

    Sure sending it to the credit card company makes no sense but I know lots of friends who nod knowingly when getting a letter or postcard from me with a Superman, Wonder Woman, or Star Wars staff on it.

    In my mom’s case it’s the new light house stamps.

    Personally I think they should have vending machines in the lobby with all the options and like picking out candy at a bowling alley everyone can be happy again

    : )