Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Postage Mystery

Last Monday I went to the post office to send in my ballot. In the detailed instructions from the county clerk, it say in bold and underlined that the postage would be $1.17. So the post office agent measures my envelope and says that the postage is $.56. I explain that I was told it would be $1.17. So he puts it on the scale and maybe gives consideration to the size of the envelope and tells me it will be $1. In a very unusual and unthrifty moment for me, I ask him to charge me the $1.17 so I can make sure it gets there. He told me that every person who brought in a ballot that day had said the same there a $1.17 scam between the county clerks office and the post office?
In any case, if you haven't voted early, make sure you get out on Tuesday and make your voice heard. Depending on what state you live in, you may have the option to vote on paid time if your schedule at work is such that you won't have adequate time to get to the polls before or after work.

1 comment:

  1. That is bizarre! Did you call the county clerk's office and ask what's up? Where is that 17 cents going?



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