Who are these people

I was reading over at Mercy Maid's about something she overheard at the post office recently. It reminded me of something I heard not long before the Postage costs were raised.

Our Post Office is an old but elegant building with Marble Floors and old brass boxes. There is a large table set in the outer entrance where you can weigh your packages and large envelopes. An express Stamp machine is there if you have the correct change and you don't want to stand in line.

I was sorting my business mail into my canvas bag when I heard a young woman's voice.

"The price of stamps is going up two cents, " she announced to her walking companion, "and I have 100 wedding invitations that need to go out next month."

A middle age Mexican man was putting stamps on his envelopes on the opposite side of the table and he looked up and we exchanged a nod of shared frustration about the rising cost. Our friendly glance became lifted eyebrows and suppressed laughter when we heard her next statement.

"That's why I'm going to buy all my stamps today - before the price goes up."

Comments

Willowtree said…
Ha ha ha ha ha! What an idiot! With that many stamps to buy she should wait until they go on sale!
kailani said…
I have a feeling that a lot of guests will not be receiving their invitations!
Amanda said…
Oh wow. Some people......
bichonpawz said…
now THAT is funny!! Really...Who ARE these people??
wendster said…
I bought MY stamps last year! Wise, me. Glad you survived the crazy driving antics of the other drivers ... and thanks for the info on hummingbirdfeeders. I had no idea the solution needed replacing! How clever of you to know, but how did you figure that out? (Pictures Pamela out in the yard with a straw, taste testing the little bird feeders, alertly watching the tiny, germ infested, birds ... consulting her almanac) hee.
Gaynor said…
Well....I think it's a great idea!!!! I'd do the same!
Beccy said…
Lol, oh wait I think it was me that said that!!!
judypatooote said…
I remember hearing that they sell stamps that have no amount on them, and can be used when the price goes up.... now I know that sounds screwy and I can't figure out how that works, but I will have to check into that....

And excuse me for saying this, but that sounded like a blonde joke... LOL
DesLily said…
actually.. it's too bad that doesn't work! LOL..
ian said…
Hehehehe. I'm still using 39-cent stamps and lots and lots of 1-centers.

Ian
~JJ! said…
Hee hee...All my 39cent stamps are collecting dust...I am using the Forever Stamp now.
BarnGoddess said…
haha! hopefully her walking companion set her straight or else she's going to be in for a HUGE suprise ;)
Jeanette said…
Hi Pamela, HEHEHEHE Some people. Was she A Blonde, Lol.
Mert said…
Heh heh, looks like somebody failed to see the logic! Sounds like something dorky I would do. LOL!
lisa's chaos said…
Oh my I thought she was funny but I bet if Willowtree had been there he would have given her his suggestion to wait for a "sale" :)
Anonymous said…
Considering that she probably spent a fortune on her wedding and the fact that it only would have cost her a whole $2.00 more to buy 100 stamps is pretty funny in itself.
ChrisB said…
Ah but if you did that in the uk you really would save as our stamps only say 1st or 2nd class and not the price!!
Lisa said…
Ha, too funny!
(Unless, like my husband, you didn't KNOW the price was going up and was talked into a ROLL of stamps! Uhhh!)
Heather said…
I'm guessing she's from South Carolina.
Joy T. said…
LOL She's going to think about what she said after and feel pretty stupid. Maybe?
Simply Jenn said…
Was she blonde?

Just kidding. Sadly, I wouldn't have known the price went up if the professor across the hall from me hadn't bought me a book of 2 cent stamps when he went to the post office. I don't mail things much anyway.
PEA said…
Omigosh!! LOL That is too funny...I'm blonde but geez, even I wouldn't think like that!! hehe
Kate said…
was she blonde? lol
Melissa said…
They do sell a stamp called the "forever" stamp that is good even if the price is raised. Here's a link.

But if she was buying those love stamps or something - come on people! ;)
Tiggerlane said…
OMG! Was it Miss Teen South Carolina??

Anyone who can afford to have 100 guests at a wedding and reception should NOT gripe about the cost of stamps!
swamp witch said…
Yeah...So what's your point?
Donetta said…
I love the kind glance across the table. :)
Pamela said…
This wasn't the most recent postage hike. It was when it went to 39 cents. I'd forgotten about the eavesdrop until reading someone else's blog.

unfortunately for her, at that time, there weren't any of the "forever" stamps.

I have some of those in my purse.
Susie Q said…
Oh wow, I think I know that girl...or far too many LIKE her! But oh I did laugh when reading this! So funny!

Hugs,
Sue
Masago said…
I was going to mention the "forever" stamps but I see others have beat me to it. :-)
Hayden said…
way too funny. Ya' gotta wonder what rock she crawled out from under....
Debs said…
That is too funny.

I will have to keep my ears out for interesting conversations.
Kila said…
LOL, hilarious! But I imagine it created quite a hassle for her and her guests.

I bet she's a college graduate too yet ;)
my4kids said…
Oh that is just sad.......
Did someone tell her that she would need to get 2 cent stamps to send them???
Kelly - PTT said…
Bahahaha!

Yeah, that'll be me in 10 years...
Shelby said…
sounds like something I would say - and not get it.
Sally Lomax said…
Chris B pipped me to my comment. I too would have said that you could do that in hte UK. In fact here, if you buy a stamp saying first class it will last, as first class forever...

It changed a few years back. We used to have the proce on them too.

Not sure I'd be too worried about 2 dollars though with the cost of a wedding. Mind you if most guests don't turn up, it will be cheaper!

I did laugh though!
Vicki said…
now that made me laugh.

thank you.
Robin said…
Yep, I was gonna ask the color of her hair. A thousand people beat me to it.
Mercy's Maid said…
That's too funny!

Thanks for the linky love.

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