Inconveniently Serving You

There 5 United States Post Offices located around my home, all within a 15 minute drive. But, to avoid standing in slow moving lines with people buying money orders to send US dollars back to their homeland, I decided to go to the website and order a roll of 100, $0.49/forever stamps.

Another reason for doing online stamp shopping is because of the wonderful inconvenient window hours that each of these post offices offer. They open bright and early at 10:00am, then after 3 long hours, they close for lunch between 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and then re-open for 2 hours, between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. That’s a grand total of 5 hours per day, 20 hours per week. Oh, I forgot to mention they do open their windows for 1 hour on Saturday, between 10:00 and 11:00am. So, that’s 21 hours per week that the windows are open to offer their customers quality service.

As I was saying, I went online and ordered 100 stamps. So, I’m spending $49.00 to purchase stamps and at checkout they add on $1.30 for shipping. Now, you would think, that they would say, “Look, you’re one of our loyal customers, you’ve been faithfully buying our stamps for years. We stop by your house almost everyday …. bringing you credit card applications, wonderful junk mail, and your bills. Since it’s not out of our way, there’s no real reason for you to pay us a $1.30 to deliver something that requires no additional effort on our part. So, just pay the $49.00 and forget about the $1.30 shipping.” At least that’s what most respectable businesses would say.

A Day A The Office

A Day A The Office

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