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Journal Chacham's Journal: Diaretical: Stamps purchase, and refusing the dollar-coins 8

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.

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Diaretical: Stamps purchase, and refusing the dollar-coins

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  • never heard the term before - is it Quarters with GA on the back? In Philly they use the term "Case Quarter" to mean an actual quarter instead of some combination of change equalling $.25 - since most parking meaters are quarters only.

    Also, I always try to buy Breast Cancer stamps. They are $.45 each or $9 for 20. The extra cost goes toward cancer research. Had you bought forty of those you would only have 2 "100 cent pieces" to deal with in change - and they give you a receipt for the $3.20 tax deduct
  • Honestly, it peeves me off that I don't ever get dollar coins in change, and when I go to a bank to get my day-to-day money in Sacajawea dollars, they don't have any.

    And I don't buy that "inflation-inducing" argument. Most of the things that I would use a coin for are already a dollar--they have a stress-increasing dollar-bill reader.

    • And I don't buy that "inflation-inducing" argument. Most of the things that I would use a coin for are already a dollar--they have a stress-increasing dollar-bill reader.

      But people are naturally reluctant to spend "real" money. In the US that is signified with paper. Regardless of what people do, it's the feeling that goes along with it.

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