Anyway I had one task to accomplish today. Mail out bachelorette party invitations for my best friend (sorry it took me so long Al!) over my lunch break. And what do you know.. them post office people pulled a fast one on me. It went down like this... I get to the counter, she rings up the other little package I was sending out. I tell her I need stamps for the invitations (the stack was sitting in front of me..) and oh by the way can I mail them with these slightly raised stickers on there? She informs me it will cost more to mail them because of the stickers. I am like okay, I will just remove them. So she goes and gets the stamps and comes back with 65 cent stamps. Wait.. what? I am removing the stickers... her response was that because the invitations are square it will cost more to send them. Mind you, that is 20 cents more than normal stamp prices. Unfortunately I was not feeling too fiery so I didn't argue her but take a look at this picture of the invitation envelopes (white) and a regular card envelope (purple) next to each other:
Obviously the envelope is maybe a centimeter taller than regular card ones (and that is even a small card envelope!) and shorter too.. there would be no reason for them to be priced differently... Rude lady.. RAWR. Lesson learned I guess. Argue. ;) Just kidding of course.. or am I?
In other fabulous news out of Kansas.. today is a VERY special day. 51 years ago today (don't get mad Mom, everyone knows about your successful 5-0 surprise party last year, so they can do the math as well!) my mother was hatched. I am so excited to be here.. in the exact same state for her birthday this year. I am very fortunate to be my parents daughter. It may have taken me 22 years to realize how blessed and lucky I am, but believe me I recognize and respect the fact that I have two parents still madly in love (23 years later.. as of last Sunday!) who are there for me when I need them. Especially during this deployment. So on this day I am going to celebrate having such an awesome lady always backing me up, cooking home cooked meals for me and being just a phone call away whenever I need that wisdom only a Momma holds.
Hope everyone else has a darn good weekend! YOU deserve it!