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Bizarre postal games

I had to go to the post office today and buy stamps, since I only had two left and I don't remember where they went when I cleaned off the kitchen table yesterday. (Family dinner at my house, see. Roast turkey breast. Yeah, it should've been great but... well anyway.) It was only when I was in the parking lot of the post office that I remembered that postal rates went up last month from 39 cents to 41 cents. On May 14.

Then came the realization that I mailed all my end of month bills around Memorial Day, two weeks after the rate change, with the old stamps. You know, the important bills, like the mortgage and the electric bill.

And yet... I've seen evidence in the credit union's online bank statement that they were paid. Well, at least the mortgage and the electric bill were. The home equity loan hasn't gone through yet; I hope I don't get it back.

Maybe I should add two cents to the next payments of those bills?

Oh -- I got a new Washington $1 coin in change too. Coolness! It's pretty spiffy.



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Jun. 12th, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
Hmmm, maybe the Postal Service is sometimes a little tolerant right after a rate increase. Good luck on the other bill!

> Oh -- I got a new Washington $1 coin in change too. Coolness! It's pretty spiffy.

I've got some of those, and a few of John Adams too. (For those who haven't noticed, and haven't clicked the link yet, they're doing all the presidents in order, with a different one every few months.)

BTW, I like to get a roll of dollar coins once in a while anyway; for some things, they're more convenient than dollar bills. The bus takes them, as do parking meters in both downtowns (Minneapolis and St. Paul), plus if I lose my wallet, I'll still have a few bucks on me (for the bus, or paying a parking ramp, or whatever).
Jun. 12th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
The $1 coin rolls are a good idea. That puts more of them in circulation, which I'd like to see.
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