Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis
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Death by a thousand cuts?

The post office has some very fun new stamps out - Disney cartoon characters - the Smile Campaign. Someone over on G+ posted a photo and I thought it would be fun to lay in a supply of those for those very few times I mail stuff.

Here's where I discover maybe part of why the post office is having financial woes...

I know, from experience, that going to any on of the three post offices closest to here (and, seriously, do we really need three post offices practically on top of one another?) none will have a good selection of stamps.  And likely none will have the ones I want.

I could get them online.  They show a bascillion different stamps to pick from but the ones I wanted weren't on the list.  I finally found them via a search because I knew the exact name of the campaign.

BUT, I can't buy them online because I have an old account that I cannot access (I don't know the password and their 'i don't know password' function doesn't work) and I can't open a new one because I already have an account.

I know that the vast majority of their revenue comes from businesses and us little stamp buyers who rarely send or receive mail are not at all the problem but really?  No fun stamps for me.

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Today I have a swim class at noon and, honestly, that's it.  Retirement, like most anything else, is what you make it.  Obviously, my production nums are low!

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I'd like to get a manicure but I hate sitting there not able to use my hands, making chit chat with someone I don't know.  And paying for the annoyance.

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One retirement thing I'm trying to learn is grocery shopping.  I desperately want to quit stockpiling for the apocalypse.  I have food in this house I will never eat.   I have the time to go to the grocery store every day, if I want so there is no need to shop for a month at a time. My fridge and freezer are getting there.

This week I'm going to empty out my pantry shelves and trash everything that is not essential.

And then I'm going to start using the just-in-time inventory model.
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