Friday, November 29, 2013

That'll learn 'em #64

"Do you have any non religious christmas stamps please Mr Post Master?"

"No."

Revenge is sweet. I just posted a birthday card to my brother and used a cheaper christmas card stamp on the envelope, thereby defrauding Australia Post of five cents. That'll learn 'em to not have non religious stamps available. I am five cents richer.

There are non religious stamps, but our Post Office did not have any.



Which reminds me of Fruit Cake (I think) who brought up, possibly in comments, that she would not bother to pick up five cents from the ground.

Do you?


21 comments:

  1. I always pick up 5 cents, also 10s and 20s, any coins at all. If the Gods are throwing me money, I'll take it and say thank you.
    I've read in our newspapers here that cheaper Christmas Card stamps are not available anymore for overseas mail. Pensioners sending cards to family back in the old country are having to pay the regular stamp cost. I don't know about cards within Australia, I usually send a card within a parcel.

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    1. That is correct about the overseas christmas card postage, as R discovered when he went to post the o/s cards. Normal local stamps here are 60c, christmas ones 55c.

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  2. Ha, there is a difference between working for money and "beating the system". There are many times in a day I wonder who put the ground so low.

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    1. But FC, it is not like you that far from the ground, is it?

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    2. Point taken. Perhaps distance is not the issue after all. Please explain why I have so much trouble tying my shoelaces? [and before you hasten to respond I must assure you I HAVE mastered the knot tying part...

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    3. FC, don't do up your belt before you tie your laces. Ok, that might be a male thing. It is certainly an age thing.

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  3. I always pick up money if I see it - I especially like to find coins at the bottom of a swimming pool. It cheers me up even though it doesn't come close to makeing up for the (much larger, because it extends to notes on occasion) amounts I am capable of carelessly letting fall.

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    1. No need to correct Marcellous. Everyone makes typos, some rather a lot. I am very guilty. Have I written about the day of the strong wind that withdrawn ATM notes were whipped from hand and so many folk helped me to get them back.

      A dollar out, 5 cents in. Not great.

      Do you swim at the same pool as Matthew Mitcham? Lordy, when checking the spelling of his name, Matthew is an AOM. I didn't know that.

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  4. I do Andrew.. And when I do I think of the expression 'find a coin and pick it up and all the day you'll have good luck'.. I have two five cent coins in my pocket right now :)

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    1. Grace, I had not heard that expression. Really though, the five cent coin is pretty useless now.

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    2. Hopefully not useless for bringing luck Andrew :)

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  5. I don't even know if we have Christmas stamps, on the normal once is our King's head !
    Of course I pick up coins ! That's a Yoga exercise !

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    1. Gattina, a good way to look at it, exercise.

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  6. I'm still using up my reservoir of 45c Christmas stamps from Christmases Past. Just call me Scrooge.

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    1. Victor, I think I heard that they are still quite valid. Good foresight on your part to bulk buy, or maybe you don't have any friends.

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    2. Well; that shut me up!

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  7. The cost of stamps makes digital cards all the more attractive. I pick up coins, a throw back from when I was a kid.

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    1. Diane, I find the cost of cards so high now. They are almost like a present in themselves. Not that we have them now, but I would still pick up a one cent piece.

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  8. I noticed that my local post office had switched to using Christmas stamps when the guy behind the counter stuck one onto a card I was sending overseas...unfortunately it was a 'get well' card.

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    1. Ad Rad, so there are overseas christmas card stamps? Too late now to enquire. A friend took his o/s christmas cards to Malaysia and posted them from there as it was cheaper.

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