― Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Each Holiday Season, I think about sending out cards....some years I even do send out cards! And this is one of those years. My cards are usually of the "Happy Holiday" variety because I can not seem to get them out in time to get most places by Christmas. No exception this year! I didn't send out many but I did want to get some holiday stamps so a few days ago, about 4:00PM I went to my local Post Office. The parking lot was totally full....there was hundreds of people standing in line! So I drove on!!
This morning I got up as usual but instead of my leisurely breakfast, second cuppa', etc. I got dressed and made a beeline to the PO just as they were opening...well within 15 minutes, anyway. And about ten other people beat me in line. I figure my odds aren't going to get any better later in the day so I join them. Oh, and although there are four stations at my PO only one of them is filled by an attendant!
While standing there looking around, I notice this guy comes in with a package and goes across the lobby to some machine where he is weighing his package, labeling it, mailing it, and gone! Hmmm, I say to myself..."what's up with that?" I stroll over there and made the discovery of a lifetime!! There is kiosk...no line...I can get stamps...I can mail small packages...and be gone! Why did I not know about this before?
Now I am sure I am the last person on Earth to find out about this (except for the ten people in line ahead of me...to whom I do not share this knowledge, because then there would be another line!!!) But if you did not know about this, and you and I are in the PO at the kiosk at the same time, I feel you will need to let me get in front of you, to thank me for sharing this fabulous information with you! Let's not tell everyone....we don't need anymore lines!
|A wonderful USPS kiosk....shhh, don't tell!|