Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bosses Day

The girls at work asked me if I would make a card for our boss for bosses day which is sometime in October. This is the card I came up with. I made it square so there would be more room for all of us to write a little something on the inside. I hardly ever make square cards for a couple of reasons. It's difficult to find square envelopes and postage costs more. Which brings me to a little gripe about the USPS. Yesterday I had to mail a package and since the "letter carrier" had already come and gone I decided to mail a thank you card I had made along with the package. The card already had a stamp on it and when the postal worker picked it up she said, "oh, it's a little lumpy." That will be a 20 cent SURCHARGE. To which I said, "what???" It already has a stamp on it why the surcharge? She replied, "it's a little lumpy." (insert evil postal worker stare here) It was a card I made with NO embellishments, one layer of bg paper and ONE sentiment with ONE 1/16th inch piece of foam tape. GRRRR! What I wanted to say was, "You're a little lumpy! And don't you know card makers help to keep you employed?" We NEVER send e-cards and we are already paying 44 cents to mail each "standard size" card and an extra 58 cents to mail a square card. I mail tons of cards this way from my house and nobody has ever called me to say thanks for the card and oh by the way, I had to pay a 20 cent surcharge to get the card. If I make a truly bulky card, I put extra postage on it, but this what a bit ridiculous.

Ok, I feel better now. Thanks for listening.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


Patti J. said...

Tell us how you really feel.... lol!!! I feel your pain! Been there, done that! Almost cheaper to UPS the darned things! Loved your Boss' Day card! Hope your boss is a lady though! It's pretty girly for a manly man!!! Love the soft colors, and your layout is beautiful. Great job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOL! You are soooooo right about us keeping them in business! Makes me mad too, but I continue to send my lumpy cards and pay the extra postage.

Can't wait to get my catty! Thanks so much!

This is a beautiful card! Love the texture!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

I am laughing here too! I think we might have the same postal worker, but please don't make her know where the saying "going postal" comes from, right?! Ever since one of my 'little lumpy' cards was AWOL for over a month because of 'inadequate postage', I now just put on the 61 cent stamp.
Love your card~ so pretty!