Acid Heroes

September 3, 2014

Real life. So-called

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 5:24 pm


Post Office Closing


Now I’m waiting at the post office a half hour (believe it or not!!!) so that I might purchase one first class 49-cent stamp.  They have these new, improved stamp machines.  But guess what?  They don’t take cash, only credit cards.  A woman is right now having a loud argument with one of the postal worker clerks over something or other.  She storms out of the post office shouting:  “I AM FUCKING SICK OF THIS SHIT!!”  She is going to report them to their supervisor or something.   That’ll show ’em. . . . .  This world just keeps getting better and better every day.

FINALLY they call my number.  I ask the clerk to weigh the card I’m sending just to make sure it’s not over the one-stamp limit.  She starts to put a stamp on it, and then asks:  “Is this a birthday card?”

“Why, yes it is,” I said.

“Here.  Let me put one of our special birthday stamps on it,” she said.  She reaches into her drawer and pulls out one of their special birthday stamps.

“Why, thank you ,” I said.  “That’s a nice little touch.”

And it was.  That was nice of her.



  1. Bet she appreciated you, too. Can you imagine how bad it would suck to have her job? Crazy people outraged because you have no control over the government system and then someone who says, “I appreciate you and the personal service you gave me.” Wow. You know you made her day!

    Comment by denise1948 — September 3, 2014 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  2. Protip—buy a book of stamps.

    Comment by hardears pickney — September 3, 2014 @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  3. They were threatening to shut that post office down when I left Berkeley a little over a year ago. Now in other towns there would be info picketing by the postal unions & maybe some letters to the editor about the inconvenience of having to drive a few more miles to buy stamps, but in Berkeley there was an “Occupy” style protest, people camped out in front & shit.

    Comment by Jon — September 8, 2014 @ 1:39 am | Reply

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