Friday, December 11, 2009

#USPOSTOFFICEFAIL

I ordered these delightful Lilly Pulitzer Holiday Cards from The Preppy Princess. And believe me, the cards were tres cute in person and of great quality. But then again, Lilly never fails me!
So cute!!I could have purchased them locally, but the customer service that preppyprincess.com offers is top-notch. I am all about supporting other bloggers and small businesses. I highly recommend purchasing products from her, not that the cute pink and green polka dotted tissue paper it was wrapped in, the pink and green bow, or the handwritten note card thanking me for my business and that she loves my blog didn't help!!!! Well, you know what, I love Preppy Princess too!


But, I hate sending everyone the same exact cards. I picked up this boxed set of Anna Griffin cards at Walmart of all places. I'm a Target girl, but Walmart really stepped up their holiday line this year. I knew these cards were perfect when I saw them. You might not be able to tell by the picture, but the card is a lovely pinkish salmon color and green, and pink and green is my fave color combo. Like y'all didn't know that! It's adorned with ribbon, and the center is a small circular diecut that is attached and says "Merry Christmas". I went to the post office with all of my cards. Luckily, I had cash on me for once (which I normally never do); so, I had to go through the line. The machines only work with debit cards. I get up to the line, and the postal worker starts looking at my cards. She tells me that she can see some of my cards are bulkier than the others. Upon further inspection after molesting my envelopes, she started telling me that I would have to pay 62 cents per each Emily Griffin card. All because they have the stupid diecut/applique on there. Then, she explains some stupid BS that if I mailed them with a regular stamp the machine the regular stamped letters go through will rip it off. I was NOT a happy camper. It took me almost 7 dollars to mail 8 cards. 8 cards. Ridic! Not only was I irritated at the fact that I was having to pay that much to mail freaking Christmas cards, I was being lectured on invitations. I'm trying to spread joy to friends and relatives and not to be reminded that once again I am NOT engaged. Yes, the post office lady was explaining to me that before I finalize my invitations to bring them in to the post office; so, that they may determine how much it would be to mail them due to all the frilly stuff that people put on invitations now. I wanted to shove my left hand in her face and be like LOOK LADY DO YOU SEE A RING? BECAUSE I SEE NADA. I SEE NOTHING SPARKLING ON THIS FINGER THAT WOULD INDICATE TO YOU THAT I AM ENGAGED AND NEED INVITATION ADVICE. MERRY FREAKING CHRISTMAS. But alas, I listed to her chatter and wished her a Happy Holiday...

14 comments:

Christin said...

Love the cards! They're so cute!

Jennifer said...

Oh, they both are so cute!!! I was very impressed with Wal-Mart this year too!

Why do people just assume stuff about people? It makes me so mad! One time, when I worked at a jewelry store, a pregnant lady came in and asked me when I was DUE! Um, no ma'am! I was wearing a floaty top, but doesn't she know that is a style today! I swear, sometimes people need to keep their mouths shut because they can really hurt others even when they think they are being nice!

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, free advice. Isn't it fabulous? Ah ha ha. On an up note, LOVE the cards!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Good customer service makes a world of difference!

I think cards should be required to indicate if postage will be more.

prettyface said...

ugh stupid people- Love your cards though :)

Ruth said...

cute cards!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

they both are beautiful.. sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and think..this too shall pass xo

Elle said...

Yep, got your cropped pic over at my place. Oops! Thanks for stopping by. If you want to feel better about your postage charge we should talk about my annual postage debacle. Try adding procrastination, international time frames and even greater postage extortion to the mix!

I lived for 9 wonderful years in the great state of Tennessee. I have wonderful memories there.

:)

prettyface said...

HEY! The comforter set I got from ebay!! It came with the comforter, two pillowcases and a bedskirt. :-) Just look up black damask bedding

Belle on Heels said...

uh-oh. i bought the anna griffin cards too. thanks for the heads-up on the additional postage!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Aw, thank you for the kind thoughts Miss Belle, you know we think the world of you. Your Anna Griffin cards look darling! But the postage thing? Annoying, incredibly annoying, and we're with Miss Crocodile on notice of additional postage charges being required somehow. It is *so* frustrating.

And on the assumptions people make? Un-buh-leeve-uh-bull. Seriously.

Hugs to you and hopes your week ahead is excellent!
tp

Julie said...

I tagged you for an award, pretty! Hope you're having a wonderful night! xoxo

The Pink Chick said...

Your Christmas cards are so cute! I totally failed in the Christmas card department this year. I haven't done any cards. Whoops!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh, the post office at the holidays - yuck! Very cute cards though - I was kinda disappointed at Target this year, so I can see why you went elsewhere - great choices!

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