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Monday, November 10, 2008

Shock & Awe

So, I went to the post office early in the week last week because my nephew's birthday was coming up, and he lives out of state, so I was mailing him a gift card, which costs more to mail than the usual $o.42. I keep a Ziploc bag of stamps, as a result of the never-ending rate increases, to use when mailing something costs more than the current rate. Like a lot of people, I'm not a big fan of the postal service. I have had to go in to talk to my former postmaster because of their constantly losing my mail when I lived in Raleigh. Then when I moved to SC, they forwarded a 1099 so late that it caused us to have to re-file our income taxes, and don't think for a minute that they paid the penalty!

So, when I saw an envelope in the mail with my local post office's address in the return address section....I immediately thought "GREAT....what bill have they torn up now?!"

WELL......imagine my surprise when I get this envelope in the mail the day after my trip in.
(My address has been covered to protect my identity). I had actually left some stamps on the postal desk, and the agent looked back on the envelope I had mailed, and took my address off and mailed them to me. Can you believe that? (Sorry the photos aren't the best quality...I'm in a hurry!)

Now, do you think I believe in miracles? As my T.K. use to say....AB-SO-LOOTSY!

Now that's service!!! How about that for some SHOCK & AWE??? Needless to say, I went back in to personally thank him!

15 comments:

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hi, just strolling by and found your blog. I've enjoyed peeking at your previous post.
It's always a nice surprise when the post office and others go the extra mile.

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

ThriftyDecorChick said...

That was so sweet, really. Nice to hear. I actually like our post office, but it's only because of the numerous self service machines -- they rock!

Heavenly Chic Interiors said...

Hey there "Sista" I finally listed your fabulous site on my blog...I need to come take a lesson from you on blogging for sure. I am always out of the home now working and it is hard for me to keep up wiith my blogging. However, I am learning to manage my time a little better (after 8 years of being a stay at home Mom) I need a facelift on my blog and website and have that in my future goals.

Hope all is well and I'll keep in touch.

Warm Wishes,
T

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi ya girl ! I just read in a Yahoo headlines that the U.S. postal Service was going to lay off 40, 000 people, a first in history ! We won't get our mail now probably forever !

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Now that's above & beyond the call of service!

Melissa Miller said...

Awww! Sweet story. I love it when people are nice just because. :)

Miss Janice said...

Wow, you got stuff back! Yeh! Thank you for your compliments on the...Fancy Like Nancy--yes, it could be. I've signed up to be one of your "peeps" and I'm looking forward to following your blog.
Miss Janice

laurie said...

It is so great to hear a good story about the post office! We can probably all tell a bad story about them. Glad to hear this nice story. laurie

Melissa Miller said...

You're right! That would be cool. I have noticed alot of us on RMS and blogging are from NC. We must be a friendly state! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Neat post! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment! I found my acorns a couple of weeks ago at Pier One, for around $3.50 for the large acorn and $2.50 for the small one. It was weird, cause it was the only "fall" thing that wasn't Halloweenish, that was marked down. I really have enjoyed them!

~Rhonda :)

Kristen said...

Very cool. It's nice to know there are still nice people out there.

Amelia said...

Wonderful to see our "taxes" being used for the people instead of some polician...

Have a great day!

Lynette said...

What a great story!! Nice to know there a still nice people out there! I go to the branch in downtown Raleigh and it is awful, although I manage to go at lunch when they are the busiest and only have one window open! I guess I am a glutton for punishment!!
Talk with you later.

Bo said...

Where's my lil Tardevil? When you get a chance come by my blog for a fun award! ;-) Bo

Linda said...

Now wasn't that a nice thing for him to do. I have had my problems with the PO at times too but I since my dad is a retired Letter Carrier so I try to forgive them! LOL