Tuesday, November 06, 2007

P.O. Blues

NaBloPoMo #6

"The Post Office Blues" is what you'd have had, if you'd been behind us today, on Mattis Avenue. No reservations, no appointments (we checked), we had no choice but to just show up with boxes.

And boxes.

Aaaaaaaaand more boxes.

Channel 3 was there. I interviewed with them on Saturday, feeling mighty and confident, only to get this feedback: "You acted nervous." Said feedback made me feel shy and embarrassed, so I sent Jeff to TV duty, this time. He was energetic, enthusiastic, and definitely the man for the job. I'd have been more nervous about not asking nervous.

For the record, it takes 2 hours for one postal clerk to check in, stamp, check customs forms, and calculate the cost of sending this many boxes. Sincere apologies to the guy behind us that wanted to buy one stamp, but had to wait for another window.

They're on their way.


  1. Anonymous10:47 PM

    Wow! You have the paitence of a saint! I hate the post office, it's worse than grocery shopping!
    Jeremy Jay

  2. First, Your hair is looking so good lately!!! It's grown out to a really nice length.

    Second, I agree with Jeremy Jay and then some - you are a saint!!

  3. Strange to say that I queued behind a guy who only wanted one stamp yesterday - but only for 10 mins.

    There is going to be a bunch of happy people over there!

  4. YAY for you!!! Glad it's all on it's way.

  5. That pile of boxes (and the resultant receipt) is certainly impressive! Kudos to you, the other volunteers, and everyone who donated.

  6. Goodness gracious! I turn my back for one second and you're a posting fool! Awesome! It's great to have this many updates. You are so so so so so so so so so so so loved!!!!!!

  7. Girl, you are a never ending angel on a mission. What was the final count of boxes?

  8. Nancy: Final count is still out; we had to bring home 5 that were in priority boxes and repack them in regular old boxes to cut the cost; 3 more names came in, so I'm racing 8 more to the po on my lunch break today. About 100, all told.

  9. WONDERFUL documentation of a fantastic effort! LOVE the photo of you with the boxes!

    I'll bet your're exhausted but elated at the same time.


  10. I hope your post office personnel were friendlier than ours. The old hag at our would probably have refused service. Seriously.

    I took appx. 20 padded CD envelopes in there one day to mail (ebay sellins') and I was told that I could arrange home pick-up for frequent large mailings. I explained that it wasn't frequent and this was no problem for me to bring in. Her reply?

    "Well, if you did that I wouldn't have to mess with it."

    She wasn't smiling.


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