Wednesday, September 19, 2007

*&@%^$ Post Office!

I have three very important postcards to mail and I got nothing but static from the post office. I should have known (and did, but decided to try anyway) that Kahului would be a nightmare.

I handed over one to the clerk and said, "I need a stamp to send this postcard to Switzerland." She said, "Don't you want an envelope?" I said, "No, thank you, it's a postcard." Mind you, it was only fabric - no beads or glitz of any kind - it was a POSTCARD, only it was made out of fabric. She turned around and asked another clerk if she could send it and they said, "only in an envelope." So I said, "Nevermind," and took it back from her. Then she says, "We have regulations, you know."

HMMPH. Tell me about it - AND IT'S OK TO SEND IT! I didn't have the time, energy or patience to explain to her about the number of people on the QuiltArt list who have researched this in the post office regulations and found it to be OK TO SEND A FRICKIN' FABRIC POSTCARD WITHOUT A DAMN ENVELOPE.

Can you tell I'm a little peeved? I wanted to say, "It's not like I'm sending a bomb or anything," but they probably wouldn't have been amused, called the cops and had me hauled out of there in handcuffs. Not worth it, so I did the next best thing.

I went to another post office, asked for the stamps I needed, stuck them on the POSTCARDS and mailed them from another post office.

My friend Robin actually mailed a postcard with a $20 bill attached to it. Believe it or not, it made it to it's destination intact.

I'm sure she was just jealous SHE wasn't getting one. And with that kind of attitude SHE WON'T!


Shelina said...

I've mailed fabric postcards without any problems. Maybe SHE was wanting a bribe of one of your postcards!

Anonymous said...

I am not surprised by what you went through with the postal service. In the last few months I have witnessed more carelessness and bad attitudes with clerks then ever before. I work there. I am a letter carrier and end up getting the brunt of the grief from such awful service. I really want to be able to say that what you experienced was a rare occurance but I know it just isnt. You would be amazed at some the things that get through the mail with out problems. a beachball inflated, with the address,short message written on it and stamps affixed to it made it through just fine. coconuts,baby bottles used as invitations, a basball cap..on and on. makes a fabric postcard look like nothing! I am sending this anonymous ( ya never know who might be reading..LOL) though some of you will know who I am.

Nellie's Needles said...

ooooo...I can hardly wait to receive mine. I'll get the reaction of the postmistress of our small post office when it comes.

Anonymous said...

That Kahului P.O. has its ups and downs. Some are great and then the others are just the opposite. I went one day asking for the 'Happy Birthday' stamps. The guy looked at me queer and insisted there was no such thing - darn, why didn't I have a sample with me. When I went to another PO, they readily handed them over! If our guild box wasn't at Kahului, I would never go there! Janey

Nellie's Needles said...

"Turtle Soup" arrived in perfect condition. Yours is the first which has been sent unprotected through the mail the system that I've received. There was no comment from the postmistress ... to her it was business as usual.

I LOVE it! Thank you.