I wanted to do our Christmas tree, but I was vetoed since it wasn’t even December. Ok, fine. It will be next weekend. Ha!
All my parcels were mailed and are on their merely ways. I also wanted to mail my overseas Christmas cards. I had made nice little envelopes, decorated them and all. This year our cards are little ones; I thought it would be different. Everything was stamped ($1.65 for International) and ready to go. The lovely post worker, after saying how nice and well organized everything was, measured the cards. They weren’t fitting in their standard dimensions, thus each card was going to be $3.10. I made her repeat what she had said and couldn’t believe it. Last year some cards were returned for insufficient postage, because our cards were too big, and now this! Can you believe that Canada Post was going to charge me an extra $1.45 per card sent? I sure couldn’t. I thanked her and took everything back. I did send the parcels, which in the end was quite expensive as well, but what the heck, it was cheaper than delivering them, and I wanted to send those gifts, so I did just that.
When we returned home I sat at my desk, took each card one by one, and unglued its stamp. I then took a regular size envelope, addressed it and re-glued the stamp. It took me a while to do it, but I did some also while watching television. I also had a bunch to do for our local friends and relatives. Screw you, Canada Post and your dimension rules for a friggin’ flat envelope. It’s costly enough as is to send those cards; I wasn’t about to pay an extra, no siree! If you receive an envelope containing my Christmas card inside, you’ll know why. It’s all Canada Post’s fault!
Which reminds me, I should tell you a lovely story about me.