Monday, March 18, 2013

Waiting In Line

I'm standing here waiting in line at the post office. I have been here for a long time. When Dante was crafting Purgatorio there was no such thing as the US post office - but if Dante were writing his Divine Comedy now, the line I am in would figure heavily in his work.

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  1. Lines suck. Only good thing about 'em is... is...


    I give up. They suck.

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  2. Truer words are rarely spoken. Purgatory has nothing on USPS.

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  3. Seems quite a bit our English post offices. You have my deepest sympathy.

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  4. This is why they invented the Forever Stamps...because from the time when you got in line to the time when you reached the window, the price of stamps could have gone up a few more cents. ;)

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  5. Perhaps being British I'm more used to standing in queues.... wait, no, being a Sci-Fi convention goer I'm more used to standing in queues. But usually they have more pleasurable results. Just like last year at Dragon*Con.

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  6. Looks like the post office in Brighton. All post office queues are the same, sticky miasmas of tedium and claustrophobia.

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  7. Whereas I went into my local post office (downtown Easton) the Saturday before Christmas to mail a gift and nobody was there. And it arrived on time. But I've stood in plenty of lines in Allentown.

    DaddyCatALSO

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  8. Joe aka AmberAddictMarch 21, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    I didn't see this post until just now sorry I don't like missing your posts. Whoa that sounded more stalkery than I intended I just enjoy them that's all. :)

    Yes waiting in line sucks but I still prefer it to being on hold. At least standing in line something might remember something you need to that day or meet someone you know. Whereas on hold all you can do is listen to the same music going around and around. After 60 minutes you are afraid to leave the phone or do anything to relieve the boredom in case you miss your slot. That's far worse in my book. :)

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  9. Possibly the only thing worse than standing in line is finally getting up to the window...just as the window closes so the person can take their break/leave for the day. And the other line for the open window is longer than the one you just got out of!

    I'm lucky - I live in a town so small I can walk to my post office in five minutes, and there's never a line. Maybe a person ahead of me, but by the time I get there they're just about done.

    Just hope you're never standing in line and someone comes around to pass out refreshments!

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  10. Preaching to the choir, kid(being a Wiccan, that's saying something). It can be just as bad up here in the Great White North, where today we're enjoying some suspiciously pleasant weather.

    It can't last.

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  11. The PO in the town I used to live in had a minimum of 15-20 minutes of line waiting every time I went there. Yet they say the postal system is losing money to email. When I was a kid in those ancient times before the Internet (AKA the dark ages when people could live without keyboards) the lines were never that long. Plus those packages cost quite a bit more to mail than the average letter. And would all those people who currently email be snail-mailing all that chatter back in the day anyway? I tend to think not. The PO really is a hell-pit, all bent on confusing us with propaganda while making us wait around for eons in those smelly old lines. Hmmmm...I'm beginning to draw a parallel here to Walmart shopping. And if you plan on visiting both in the same day, you'd best bag a lunch.

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  12. Just a point of needless clarification: I am the "anonymous" from March 25 @440 pm; forgot to mention that while I identify as Wiccan now (no, you're not getting my age...I just had 2 years of taxes looked at, and "roto-rootered" does not come close to how I feel), I was raised an Anglican and was even a choir boy (until they realized I can't really sing) and an altar boy.

    I'm Canadian. It happens.

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