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Is the past tense of stamped 'stumped'?

I ordered stamps online today from the U.S. Postal Service.

They're charging a buck and a quarter for shipping.

A buck and a quarter doesn't even pay for a good cup of coffee anymore, but you'd think the Postal Service would be able to ship its own products through its own network for free. They could even make that part of the marketing: Order Stamps Online And Receive Free Shipping!

Nah. Makes too much sense.

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nodressrehersal
Mar. 2nd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
If only we logical thinkers could take over the government for a bit...
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
I've got dibs on Air Force One.
penshark
Mar. 2nd, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
Sorta like their current proposal to charge more for slower service. And I'm supposed to try and continue to use their service because ...?
thecriz5
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:12 am (UTC)
Well this is the same organization employs an army of men in wool pants delivering pottery catalogs door to door.
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
I won't tell Dani that you didn't say "an army of men and women."
inkling7
Mar. 3rd, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, I will.
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
... because they've got a monopoly. That's the only reason.
nodressrehersal
Mar. 2nd, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
I was there yesterday mailing some packages. With a straight face, I was offered the choice of paying $5.45 for 1st class delivery in about a week, or $5.35 for priority mail delivery in three days. Um...
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 2nd, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
And overnight service was probably $5.25, right?

Does anyone at the USPS ever consider what they do from a customer's point of view?
inkling7
Mar. 3rd, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Going to a physical Post Office isn't any better than their online service. I had to wait in line for 20 minutes just to get a change of address form (because it doesn't make sense to put those forms out in the lobby with the other forms for customers to pick up at their leisure?). And why didn't I just file that form online? Because they charged a fee.
patrick_vecchio
Mar. 3rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Knuckleheads.
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