Wednesday, March 5, 2008

How to post a letter for Moleskine exchange...




On Monday I posted Anna Denises Moleskine to Olya. By itself no problem.

But you don't know how pudding-headed I can be. I bought some stamps, I knew that the postage to Russia amounts 4,50 Euro. So I bought one stamp for 3,90 Euros and one for 50 Cent, put both onto the letter and posted it. On my way home something seemed to be strange, and the scales fell from my eyes: 3,90 + 0,50 = 4,40! Damn! I went back to the post office and asked if they could open the letter box, but they couldn't. Nobody had the key. So I drove again at 2 p.m. when the letter box should be emptied. The postwomen came a little bit too late, I got nervous because of the traffic wardens (didn't have enough loose cash)... told her my problem, at first she didn't want to help me because she was in a hurry, but at least she emptied the letter box in a way that I could see all the letters... and I could fish it out and put the missing 10 Cent Stamp onto the letter and posted it again.
What I want to tell you: Olya, I posted your next letter. And don't you dare to laugh about me! ;-)))
Love, Kathrin

7 comments:

Anna Denise said...

Wahahaha! Now that's commitment for ya!
Love, love, love the spread dedicated to this little adventure!

Marty Harris said...

Sheesh! That is dedication. Good job, Puddin'.

Ollif said...

Kathrin!!!!! Waa!! (=
I didn't laugh as you wrote me not to! I...well...I gigled, smiled,burst with tears!! So funny!

Let me tell you the story how I posted my Moly to Jenny-I went to the post-office during my lunch (which usually lasts 1 hour) and spent there 1 hour and a half!!! Standing the SECOND in the line! The lady in front of me was sending 54 letters(!) Gosh! I almost fell asleep there... Then my turn came, I asked the post officer to send my packet the quickest way she could. I filled in some papers (she didn't give me 1 hour and a half before as I asked her in order to make the process faster),when everything was ready from my side-the post officer decided to leave for some time! Just imagine!(= She put my nicely prepared envelope in more paper with ancient robe around! Jenny, you should take a picture of that old parcel when you receive it!
I was leaving the post-office totally empty, with empty stomach (no lunch happened to be) BUT glad that I finally sent the Moly (=

Kathrin said...

What an incredible story. 1 and a half hour, I would have gone stark raving mad. I admire your patience and your abandonment of your lunch.
Moleskine exchange is a real hard job ;-)))

Love, Puddin'

Anna Denise said...

Wow! Olya, that's intense, 1,5 hours!

I had to wait for a little bit as well (not 1,5h though), because there was an old lady in front of me. Does anyone else notice that there's always a whole bunch of old people at the post office? At least in The Netherlands it's like the post office is a secret bingo-club meeting place!

greenfemale said...

so funny stories!!! interesting what will happen to me?!!! Now I afraid to go to the post-office zzzzzzzz....

Olya, I will take a picture off your package..... I can't wait!

ksklein said...

wonderful story and a wonderful drawing. what a great idea to wait for the mailbox to be opened. i guess i would have just waited until the package would have been returned.