Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Step Together, Next in Line
I was so surprised yesterday to find a very long line waiting for me at my Post Office. Each person seemed to have in their hands a package to mail. I had three. In my mind I thought many of the boxes would soon be on their way to loved ones serving their country.
The line was moving along nicely, step together, "Next in Line!" not a word to be heard. I noticed the man in front of me struggling to decide what type of envelope or box he needed to send what he held in his hand. Priority, Express, First Class, You Pick the Class, Ship it Yourself, or else! (Saturday Finds)
Being a seasoned shipper myself now, I suggested the $4.95 Priority box, Any Weight Goes and had him fill out the matching label. His item just barely did not fit, but I assured him the postal worker would offer him FREE tape.
Step Together, "Next in Line!", the gentleman spied a Ship it Yourself envelope that seemed a better size for his item. I told him to keep the label in case he could use it on the envelope. Step Together, "Next in Line!
"Are you sending your Ship it Yourself, Priority! No? Then you don't need this label! Move to the side and Do It Again. NEXT IN LINE!" Snowman Tutorial
I apologetically stepped forward and made note of the Postal Worker's name badge, "Hemelbergerschlagel, Jack". "Sir, it's my fault he used the wrong label. We tried to be prepared!" He smiled at me and thanked me for my courtesy. AND THEN I SAID TO HIM,
"Is your first name really, Hemelbergerschlagel"?
Thank goodness my neatly brown paper wrapped packages were already stamped "YOU A.." as he looked up at me and said, "It's Jack. NEXT IN LINE!"
WISHING YOU A MOST WONDERFUL FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY!!! Elizabeth
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