Thursday, January 14, 2010
post office virgins
Today at the post office I saw 2 people older than me (but not old) who had apparently never been to the post office before in their lives!
First a woman packaged up whatever in a priority box and realized she did not bring a mailing address with her. I know this because she loudly declared before she left, "I need to go home because I don't have the address! Do I have to pay for this now or when I mail it?"
Postal Worker (confused): Pay to mail it?
Package Virgin: Yes.
Postal Worker: Um, when you mail it.
Then the guy in front of me spent his 20 minutes in line complaining about the line. Seriously? First time? I wisely brought a book ("The God of Small Things," which is good) like I always do when I go to the post office, but it was hard to focus with him snarking out random comments (usually phrases). "Waste of time!" "I don't remember what color the sky is!"
What I wanted to say is, Sir, for $4 we can mail packages across the United States and it will be there in 3 days or less. Shh! I'm trying to find out what happens to Sophie Mol!!
:: petits contes amoureux :: is by Samuel Ribeyron.