I was paying some bills yesterday. That is, scribbling on one sheet of paper, to match or lessen the printing on both the bill, and my bank account. Bills are funny that way.
I had but one stamp left, yet three letters needed it. Since they had to go to three diffeent addresses, i needed more stamps. So, off i went to the Post Office, and checked my PO Box whilst i was at it.
I had a twenty, and two or three singles. I didn't feel like purchasing single-stamps as i wanted a few to keep around. A book of stamps cost $7.40 ($.37 * 20). I used my twenty, didn't think of an deserted Pepsi commercial, and was amazed that it accepted it on the first try. Although rare, it does happen.
After purchasing it, i had $12.60 left in change (the machine held it). Being i can't stand that new-fangled, politically motivated, inflation raising, dollar coin, i bought a second book. At that point it gave me change, a mixture of Carter Quarters and coins that we do not say its name out loud, and some change. Ugh! Quickly, i put them back whence they came and purchased from the single stamp roll to deplete my account. Single stamps. And they need to be licked! 'Twas like voting for Bush, the lesser of two evils.
Last time i got those things, i gave them away as fast i could. This time, however, i didn't want to lose so much money. Though, luckily enough, i hardly ever see them outside that machine. Mayhap next time i'll go during bussines hours, so i can get change in real money.