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May 31, 2007

Did you know this?

Yesterday I went to the post office to send a small packet. The lady there asked me if there was a letter in it. And I said yes, like I always do, because I thought it was cheaper if there was a letter in it, that somehow that made it more letter-y than packet-y when it comes to price.

How wrong is that assumption!? Because you actually pay extra to send a small packet with a letter than you do for just a small packet! In fact, you pretty much pay for a small packet AND a letter.

So I told the nice lady that it was actually only a postcard and she told me to pop it back on the scales to see how much it would be as just a small packet. It was about £1 less! Can you believe it?!

They basically charge you twice if there's a letter in your packet. Bloody hell! I don't know if I'm the only one who didn't know this, but in future there sure won't be any letters in my small packets - as far the post office is concerned anyway!

I might disappear for a few days; I have a strange pain in my neck and spending time on the computer probably isn't going to help it go away... ;-)

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