Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just A Thought

What ever happened to postage stamps?

I rarely use them any more. Way back when we lived in the U.S., I used to have a roll in the car's glove box, a roll in the desk in the home office, and a few extras tucked into the checkbook. Nowadays... NONE!

That's right... I don't have any postage stamps in the apartment at all.

Today, I had to actually mail a letter. So, I went to the post office that is conveniently located about a one minute walk from our apartment, bought ONE stamp, and mailed the letter there. Yes, I guess I could have bought a book of stamps then and there, but...

I didn't.

Nope... didn't need 'em.

I started thinking about it, and the last time I actually mailed something was when I mailed our U.S. tax return back in April. Before that? Who knows? Maybe a few Christmas cards back in December???

I do all of our banking/paying of bills electronically, and all correspondence is done via e-mail, so there's just no need for me to keep postage around the house.

Hmmm... how things change! It's no wonder the postal service is hurting.


Treff said...

I was just thinking about that the other day when I too was in line to send a letter (within Germany).

I have to admit though, my reluctance to buy stamps is more about my confusion about what size letter, weight etc..it has to be. The Post lady is a STICKLER and has a very happy evil grin whenever she gets to charge me more because my letter is
.00014 above the weight limit.

The Big Finn said...

Yelli - I would ask for the lady to hand me back the letter, then I'd tear a small piece off of the corner, and then I'd hand it back to her and ask her to reweigh it.