Oh, I’m on a tear this afternoon.
As it so happens, I purchased two new books of stamps this morning. I noticed the price of each stamp increased to 42 cents. I really didn’t take too much notice of the price, because I can never keep up with the seemingly eternal miniscule price increases the postal service keep throwing at us.
This afternoon, I put three letters in the new mailbox to go out. After a while, I walked up to the new (and level) mailbox to retrieve today’s mail. There was a little note from the mail delivery human indicating that postage had gone up to 42 cents. I got a little perturbed.
I walked inside and told Laura about the whole fiasco, from dropping off the letters at the new mailbox to gathering today’s mail from the level mailbox (I am going to get this thing run over…I know). It’s not the price increase that gets to me, it’s the damn one cent stamps that we have to keep using. Here’s what I am saying…make up your #$%& minds. I told Laura they should just raise the damn price to a buck and get it over with. Never raise it again. One cent here, two cents there. Do the geniuses at the USPS really think the public wants to deal with figuring out the price of stamps as their past time?
I know I am making a bigger deal out of this than it really is, and that I could always go buy the “Forever Stamp,” but really…just raise it like ten cents and leave us along for a few years.
Trust me, I am well aware of my shortcomings when it comes to getting excited about things like this. You have to admit though, these little blog posts are kind of funny.