One business gets stamp of approval


Last updated 6/26/2008 at Noon

In need of a few stamps on a Saturday, I went into <a local mailing store>. I asked if they sold stamps and the clerk asked how many I needed. I replied, “About three dollars worth.” After a moment, he said he would sell me four stamps for three dollars.

What? I couldn’t wrap my brain around that calculation. Excuse me; four 42-cent stamps for three dollars? Come to find out, the [mailing store] charges 65 cents for a 42-cent stamp. I took my three dollars and said, “Forget it.”

Then I went to the Hallmark store. Is there a surcharge on stamps in your establishment? “No,...

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