So let me get this straight…postage stamps are going up by 1 cent to 42 cents on May 12th. How many times has this happened in the course of say…25 years? Let’s check, shall I?
According to this site, in 1975 the cost of a single stamp was 10 cents per one ounce (say an envelope). In 1988, that cost had leap-frogged to 25 cents. Thats a raise of 15 cents! That’s in an 11 year time span. So now let’s compare…
2001. The cost of a single stamp so you can send grandma a Mother’s Day card was 34 cents. Now, next Monday, it will cost ya 42 cents. That’s an 8 cent jump in 7 years. Okay…what’s my point?
Let’s just cut to the chase already. You know it’s gonna be 50 cents in a matter of 3 or 4 years. It’s gonna happen! So I say the Postal Service oughta just get there already and lock us into that rate for the next 10 years. Sound fair to everyone involved? Because it’s like water torture every freakin’ time I go in to mail a letter and I see that I have to by MORE stamps in order to use the stamps I already bought 2 weeks ago to send in my invoices so I can get paid so that I can buy more stamps!
Oh…and one more thing. I was waiting in line and the Post Office has this sign that says my credit card must be signed or else it isn’t a viable payment option. It can’t say “See ID” or you can’t have 2 different forms of ID with you or anything like that. The credit card MUST be signed. Well, that makes absolutely no sense. If my credit card falls out of my pocket and Joe Blow finds it and decides he wants to go buy $500 worth of those new “timeless” stamps, then he can just because it’s signed? You won’t even bother asking for ID?
Well here’s what I got to say to you, Mr. Postal Service guy…Pttttttttttttttttttttttttt! Here’s how I’m gonna handle this situation…
It’s called EMAIL. And now I won’t even need your services. So go ahead and make the price of a stamp whatever you want. You’re not the only kid on the block anymore…and honestly, I don’t need you.