Saturday, November 14, 2009

Seriously Saturdays: Why I strongly dislike the post office

I don't like to use the word 'hate'...hence the funny subject title. I mean, seriously...it's kind of a mean word.  But I have to say, I am so sick and tired of the USPS! Not only have I had them deliver mail to the wrong address, lose mail, have mail show up over 3 weeks after sent and have to deal with their ever increasing prices - BUT on top of it all, they charge you a ridiculous rate to send a simple card...like a Save the Date let's say!

I should have known to check on their site www.usps.com and find out how much they would charge to mail my save the date cards. But I figured, "Hey, they're only a 6x6 square card and weigh the same as most letters do." So I didn't bother to check the weight and size and all of my STD's came back to me in the mail.
Ladies, never ever take a chance...even if you think you know what you are doing. Always test the weight and size of anything wedding related you are mailing before sending. Because now many of my guests received envelopes that have that ugly 'Returned for extra postage stamp' on them! UGH! It wasn't the weight but the fact that the cards were square that gives the post office the right to charge me for TWO stamps instead of one...so silly.  SQUARE?  Seriously?  I mean, come on...what does the difference between square and rectangle have to do with anything?



Have you had a run in with the Post Office or frustrations or problems with mailing or receiving your wedding related items?

Seriously Saturdays originated here.

7 comments:

New Mexican Bride said...

Oh no! That seriously sucks! I feel so bad for you.

I have had many issues with the post office and I would be so mad if I were you. I make cards and send them to my friends and some of them have embellishments on them, so they charge me extra for the thickness of the envelope. I hate getting returned mail for insufficent postage, poor you! Hopefully you got it all sorted out.

Becs said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry that happened to you! My husband's mom is a mail carrier so we will always call her for mailing advice. She told us to definitely go to the post office to have them weigh our invitations and I'm glad we did.

I have to go to the post office about once a week for work and I DREAD it. There is always a really long line and I end up wasting at least an hour there. Ugh!

Ms.City Slicker said...

USPS cannot stand me! I went in last week to mail a dress and the guy would not give me any tape! NO stinking tape unless I upgraded to priority mail. What a dang rip off.

Nicole-Lynn said...

No fun! Sorry you had to deal with that.. but thank you for the heads up! :)

SG said...

That really sucks, I deal with the post office a LOT with my job and they basically suck. I think the deal with the square surcharge is because it's harder to run through their equipment but most people wouldn't think to check that.

Miss T said...

Oh that is terrible! They are so worth the wait though. Love your save the dates!

bridechic said...

I feel for you. I ship all over the world and boy . . . could you and I share some stories. In fact I've put off going to my neighborhood PO all morning and am not looking forward to it at all. . .

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