Nov 21, 2017

A putzy start

A few years ago I made a fool of myself in this post office when I tried to reason with them, that Canada should not be an international rate because it's attached to the U.S.  And to get to Alaska you need to cross over Canada and Alaska is not international.  So what gives?  This morning, at that same post office, I was told that the Andrew Wyeth stamps are not offered in books of 20 as the others, there are only 12.  "So they cost that much more?  I will only get 12 for the price of 20?" this idiot asked.  "Ah, no ma'am, stamps are 49 cents.  You will pay 49 cents for each stamp, pay for 12 or pay for 20." 
 
Looking to purchase work boots for my nephew's son, I asked Mark to slip on Matt's size 11 to see if they have a comfortable insole.   ????  "Why don't I try on MY size instead of his?  Wouldn't that be a better way to see how they feel instead of a size I don't wear?"  That one was really hard to argue and my reasoning to save face fell flat.
 
Later this same morning, I was searching for the big square eyeglasses that I see celebs wearing but have yet to find locally.  I heard the same comment as every office - ma'am ... those are men's frames.  Well you don't have any for women that are the size I want, I am not as petite as Blanche Devereaux.  I came out of the optical store to get into my new white gold car and proceeded to try to enter a same color GMC something or other.  I did that several times with the prior car, but at least this incident did not set off the car alarm.
 
Tuesday November 21, going well.
 
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha! Thanks for sharing your lighter moment...and I just may have to ask for those stamps!!!!!!!

Janet said...

As a Canadian I loved your logic re the post office... however...our stamps for a letter are $1.00 each and that is domestically....not to the US or anywhere else....you have great postal rates 😁

Barb said...

This post made me smile!

watercolour squirrel said...

I bought men's glasses to get that look. I don't want pink frames, rhinestones, glitter, Hello Kitty... yeah you get the picture. lol

I have no problem buying men's anything. I buy men's shirts...no 'button boob gap'. And they're nicer fabric and cheaper.

I wear men's clogs. Friggin cute... I've gotten compliments. : )

Go for it Marly...

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks for the laughs :)

Carol Sferra said...

Haaaa...sounds like all the things I would do!!!!!

debbie haggard said...

I love Andrew Wyeth- my most favorite artist ever. Post office has been advertising the "Christina's World" stamp for months but never available. The 'assortment' is awesome- I was not aware of them- now I need to go get some of those!

diamondc said...

Marly: I do not like the post office like I used to, they are sometimes so rude it makes me want to scream.
You always make me smile with your posts, why is it an item has to be only for men, if your paying get what you want.

Happy Blessed
Thanksgiving
Catherine

Penny said...

Even though I don't always comment, you always bring a much-needed smile to my face. Thank you, Marly.

jan said...

I've used men's eyeglass frames several times. If you wear progressive lenses, you just need more height to the lens. Plus I hate seeing the frame edge in my peripheral vision. I say buy what you like, not what they want to sell you! ...jan

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