Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Hate/Hate Relationship

I loathe the post office. I mean loathe. Kind of like how people who owe money hate commercial collection agencies. Just the idea of having to go to the post office makes me break out into a cold sweat. I have several "little gifts" sitting around my house that I have every intention of sending to the attended person, however my allergic reaction to the post office deters me from my good thoughts.

What is so bad about the post office one may ask? Honestly I don't know. Maybe it is something about the unknown lines, the lack of speed, the stupidity of some of the people in line (Doh! Was I supposed to address this letter before I got to the post office attendant?) or deciding whether to send something priority mail or first class.

I think much of my stress stems from enduring the PO with my kids. Long lines and long waits with 3 kids does not make for a happy or fun experience. Maybe if the post office had a drive thru window it would have kept me from loathing the PO as much as I do today.

But Monday I am going to have to put my fears and loathing behind me and head to the PO, ugh. The kids and I have a package to send to Matt. Actually we have had a package to send him for 2 weeks now. Oops.

Wish me luck.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

girl you don't have to go to the post office. You can do everything right from your home as long as you have a printer! I do a lot of Ebaying and I own a online business and I can't tell you the last time I went to the post office.

you can calculate your price, pay, print and schedule a pick up right at your door!

this is also for international mail as well.

It's very easy..hope this helps you out. I'd rather go there than have to mop my floors..I hate mopping!!!!!!!!!! but that's another post

P.S. if you don't have a postal scale then weigh yourself then weight yourself with the package:)

Jenn

Ang said...

I am not to fond of the post office either..I feel your pain..I finally got 2 posts up about Twilight and the evening. Parts of the 'review' are what I had already written you..it's pretty long..Just so much to say...ha

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Louise said...

I am thankful for our little town and itty bitty post office, it is rare that there is a line and if there is you generally know someone there so you can chat...
Hope you've overcome and mailed that package to your babe!!
HUGS

lil ole' me..... said...

Sorry to hear you hate the post office so much.
My mom is a USPS worker and I am just glad to hear you use USPS instead of one of the others! :)