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High price of mail

Monday, May 07, 2012

I just came home from the post office. A lady in line had purchased a shipping box, a roll of shipping tape, postage. Total cost : $40.89!!! She did not insure it, no high priority.. just regular first class. The box was rather large about the size of one that a case of printer paper comes in, but still.. whatever was in it was fragile because she said she wrapped the whole shebang in a woman's bathrobe!!
For that kind of dough, she could have gotten a train ticket to someplace, saw a concert, had lunch, bought a balloon, took a cab, gave a great tip, and STILL have change.. well, maybe I exaggerate, but still.. hope it was going out of the country,, that is one steep package!!
By the time I got to the front of the line, I had mentally calculated which organ I would have to sell to post this huge envelope I had with 50 pages of documents in it!! turns out, I can keep my kidneys and liver,, only shelled out $1.50!! Whew!!

Yet another reason I take my friend's Christmas gifts with me in August, rather than mailing them in December. Two years ago it cost me more than what all of the gifts were worth!!

  
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SHARON10002 5/16/2012 10:11PM

    If the post office would charge all of these businesses and companies for their stuff, postage would be cheaper, and we'd all get less junk mail.

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KILLERANGEL47 5/8/2012 4:59PM

    That is such a rip off! emoticon

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NORASPAT 5/7/2012 11:38PM

    Maybe because the Post office does not get many letters or cards to send but they still need the carriers and they are very well paid.
Paid mostly to deliver junk mail to our house.I told the carrier not to waste his time on junk mail in our box.
His answer was without junk mail I will be out of a job. I never thought of that.

Pat in Maine. At the end of the chain for sure. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/7/2012 10:06PM

    Unbelievable!!! I don't know how the costs of postage just keeps going higher and higher and they complain when they threaten to close some of the post offices or reduce their hours.

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 5/7/2012 2:56PM

    I agree shipping costs are crazy - buy through an internet company with free shipping and send the package to them that way - not wrapped but geezz............. they should understand. Amazon has lots of items with free shipping over $25 worth of merchandise (it has to say free shipping on the listing, but lots of items qualify.

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3016DEBRA 5/7/2012 2:42PM

  And we wonder why they keep threatening to close the PO on Saturdays...I just don't get it!!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/7/2012 1:15PM

    Exactly! It's crazy.

In Feb I bought my brother a bucket of Cashews for $15.00 & went to the Fed Ex Store with hsi address they put it in a bos and shipped it no insurance regular mail cost was $23.00 Crazy.

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COld.cold.cold!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I would so love to be out in the yard, mowing, cleaning up blizzard debris, etc, but more rain, windy, cold! I actually woke up in the middle of the night because I was cold with a quilt, blanket, flannel nightie. I could not bear to get out form under the covers again, so I wiggled my feet and got my thick fleece winter robe pushed forward from the cedar chest at the end of my bed and dragged it across part of me. Within seconds I drifted off...

Cities south of us are flooded and people are dragging their belongings out of the muddy mess that is the inside of their house. I am grateful that the tornado did not touch down here and that we got no hail damage or flooding.

  
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KILLERANGEL47 5/8/2012 4:58PM

    Wow! The weather is going crazy over there! I'm glad you are alright, even though you got frozen! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/7/2012 10:02PM

    So glad the tornado missed you. Hope you get some normal weather soon...warm and sunshine. We had a beautiful day but are getting thunderstorms now. Praying for all those affected by the tornado and flooding.

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BRATS4 5/6/2012 11:18PM

    trade the cold for the heat.deal?

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/6/2012 1:10PM

    I saw all about that on the enws. Glad you were safe

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TRENTDREAMER 5/6/2012 11:14AM

    Glad that the Tornado missed you.

Sorry to hear about the cold weather. Hope that it warms up soon.

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NORASPAT 5/6/2012 10:08AM

    Today is sunshine as promised it suredoes feel good and I hope it arrives in MI very soon. HUGS Pat in ME. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 5/6/2012 9:22AM

    It's cold here too but no really bad weather just rainy. Sun is shining right now but calling for storms later. Hope things get better for you soon. emoticon

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BOSS61 5/6/2012 8:24AM

    Whoa where are you, dealing with all forms of violent weather at the same time? Anyway, sounds like a day for the treadmill or strength training. Keep on Sparking!

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SCHECK5 5/6/2012 8:22AM

    I hear ya on the rainy weather that's all it's been doing here in WI also. Can't wait for the sun to shine again!

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whoa.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Awake all last night, slept all day until about 2:30.. DD and I went to mow parents huge lawn,, I got wet due to the rain that began halfway through my cutting. Thank God for hoodies..
Temps in the 40's, train, very windy,, dark.. typical day off for me..LOL!

  
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KILLERANGEL47 5/5/2012 9:42PM

    Weather down here is a bit gloomy, too! It's autumn now and winter is coming fast! emoticon emoticonAt least you can look forward to summer! emoticon emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/5/2012 9:30PM

    Your weather is sure temperamental. Glad you were able to get some sleep. Hope you got the lawn finished and can enjoy your Sunday.

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NORASPAT 5/5/2012 9:04PM

    LINDA, hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. Sunday is supposed to be our sunny day then back to rain. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEE1221 5/5/2012 8:44PM

    you are a good daughter. I'm sure your parents enjoyed their fresh mowed lawn. Sorry the rain wouldn't cooperate and hold off until you were finished.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/5/2012 8:14PM

    Ughhhhh!!! Mother Nature...

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MOMMASHUTT 5/5/2012 5:45PM

    I do not like your typical day off.

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Friday has arrived finally.

Friday, May 04, 2012

A very busy week, very hard work week, and even though I was offered some extra hours that I need the $$ for, I could not stay one more minute,, lots of local celebrities and bigwigs there, so we were very hectic, busy. I drove away with a sense of relief. Monday will come very quickly..
it is still very humid99%, and hot outside.

  
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KILLERANGEL47 5/5/2012 9:44PM

    You are a busy little bee, aren't you? emoticonHave I nice relaxing weekend! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/5/2012 5:15PM

    Hope you were able to relax and rest a bit...just to unwind! Then do something just for you and enjoy your weekend!!!
80 today with high humidity! Glad I walked early.

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NORASPAT 5/4/2012 10:23PM

    Linda Plan your weekend and have fun. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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45 degrees today.

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TIDESONG 5/4/2012 12:25PM

    TGIF! I wish I had a weekend to chill, but it's a concert weekend for me, so rehearsal Saturday, concert Sunday. Maybe rest for next weekend! Take care of yourself :)


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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/4/2012 11:34AM

    TGIF rest up

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PARKERB2 5/4/2012 11:18AM

    Yes, the weekend are made for just a little work and a whole lot of fun with friends and family, animals, etc. Have a good day and a great weekend.

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KMMR87 5/4/2012 11:17AM

    I hear you. TGIF. Do something fun for yourself!

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Friday has arrived finally.

Friday, May 04, 2012

A very busy week, very hard work week, and even though I was offered some extra hours that I need the $$ for, I could not stay one more minute,, lots of local celebrities and bigwigs there, so we were very hectic, busy. I drove away with a sense of relief. Monday will come very quickly..
it is still very humid99%, and hot outside.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/5/2012 5:08PM

    emoticon Just delete as I am posting on your other posting. Sorry.

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