Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Bid You Good Night




The post office saw me again. There were letters to mail. Unfilled envelopes always need filling. Drawings are often rescued, colored, and sent as cover for letters and notes. Waste not want not. Well, waste not, need not. Maybe.


I enjoy a sale. The Petite Parcel Set was on sale for 60% off yesterday. Leave not, regret not, use 'em up quickly. Why is most ephemera French? A lot of tape and time went into making this envelope. There's every possibility that the stationery is glued to the envelope. Glue was everywhere! Washi tape too. So naturally there was a need for Scotch tape to keep the edges from peeling back. You should see some of the mail I get that's missing most of the wishi washi! It hangs off in ribbons, if it survives. You laugh at my affair with tape, but my mail arrives intact 99.9% of the time, yes? I worked in a mail room once. Remember? PLUS, my good friends at the Katy branch of the USP.O. reprimand teach me about taping corners, reinforcing problem areas, how to write Handle With Care not just on the front, how adding a wax seal will cost me an extra 22 cents because they charge extra if they have to hand cancel, etc.. Live and learn at the post office my people! Which makes me wonder if that five foot television made it to its destination. Can you imagine it being returned, stamped "Return to Sender," for whatever reason? 


Stationery created on a whim is fun! See what comes from having paper and pencil on hand when an idea flies by? Instant cartoons! The one thing missing is a caption. No, it isn't "I bid you good night." I'm supposed to be taking some much needed time off, yet here I sit, and it's nigh on midnight. Good morning, just in case.


6 comments:

  1. omg good morning indeed and love the cartoons and love the chickens . we have a home in the works so wish us good luck and good salutations and I wish you the same take care my dear and stay safe and stay well .

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    1. !!! My comments still will not post! Is still a hit or miss offense. I am offended, although I resort to Google's browser, since it is causing the problems. I will get rid of them as soon as I figure out how to fix this! Sorry.

      And thanks! :)

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  2. Wow-- they hand cancel all my stamps for free at my PO!

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    1. Two clerks at our branch told me the same thing. None of my letters have ever been returned, but I have caught one or two charging me the higher rates without asking how I chose to send it. And worst of all was being over charged $200 and being accused of mistakenly paying for TWO box rentals for a year. I refused to leave until they returned my money. I was all up in the sacred bowels of the post office that day.

      The overcharge occurred the day before, so you know I was there early. 😀 Everyone involved insisted the mistake was my own, despite the proof. I refused to pay the mere 22 cents twice, and a lot of my outgoing is being returned. Most recently a letter came back because they canceled the back, although the front clearly bore a stamp. Envelopes have clearly been opened. A clerk comments on the beautiful calligraphy on envelopes sent to me. Not that I mind, but still. 😀

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  3. Oh boy yep tell em girl you know I would be all up in their sacred bowels too . How dare they say it is someone else s fault when clearly there was proof .Oh yes I had one tell me that it was more to hand cancel too and I asked why and she said because they have to pull it off the pile and run it through a different system . Bull puckey !!!! give em hell girl .

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    1. What goes on behind the wall that divides the public from the inner postal workings is something to behold. If I had a choice, I'm not sure I could be happy being stuck in back. It's all industrial decor. Old industrial decor. And the offices are sad little things. That doesn't mean they have to treat people like they're Al Capone, and we're a mark. They gave me my money back but I don't recall any apologies. If we had an alternative . . .

      Thank you! No one here believed me when I told them. And it happened twice! My family isn't all up in the post office as often as I am either, so they might want to take my word on these things. :)

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