Due to the flooding in our area, the post office I usually mail packages from was closed. Yesterday, I needed to send out a package to Jana, winner of one of the random Platform Building Campaign prizes from Rachel Harrie's blogfest.
I went to the larger post office in my area, got a box that would fit the book I was mailing, closed the book up in it and stood in line, only to be told at the counter I needed to buy tape as they don't tape packages (something the smaller office did do.)
Irritated at what I saw as a money making scheme (box is free, but we charge for tape), I went home, taped up the box and deliberated how to tell Jana it was going to be another day late as I didn't have time left on lunch to go back and wait in line.
Then I remembered a packaging company nearby. I went there. The staff was friendly (and the tape for free), there was barely a line, and they offer special discounts during the months. This is where I will be shipping from in the future.
Have you had experiences like this with your post office? Share below.
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