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Ok most people may be thinking now how can you get pee'd off with these small little paper rectangles with the queens head on it.
Think of all the places you can buy stamps these days
Hotels
Petrol Stations
Newsagents
Woolworths
Grocery shops
Supermarkets
I am sure the list could go on. Today I went into the village sub post office which also has a small shop area which sells booze, ciggies, cards, papers, meat pies, tampax. As the Post Office area was closed I asked for a book of 12 1st class stamps only to be told, "Sorry I am not allowed to sell them to you from this counter you will have to come back when the Post Office is opened" :angry: Can anyone please give me a logical reason why I wasnt allowed to buy them from there?
And people wonder why village Post Offices are closing.
 

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Ok most people may be thinking now how can you get pee'd off with these small little paper rectangles with the queens head on it.
Think of all the places you can buy stamps these days
Hotels
Petrol Stations
Newsagents
Woolworths
Grocery shops
Supermarkets
I am sure the list could go on. Today I went into the village sub post office which also has a small shop area which sells booze, ciggies, cards, papers, meat pies, tampax. As the Post Office area was closed I asked for a book of 12 1st class stamps only to be told, "Sorry I am not allowed to sell them to you from this counter you will have to come back when the Post Office is opened" :angry: Can anyone please give me a logical reason why I wasnt allowed to buy them from there?
And people wonder why village Post Offices are closing.
Cos you are up Norf, come back down to London,you can buy them everywhere at any time of day or night. :)

Matt
 

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Even if you could have bought them would you have had any idea what stamps were needed on letters these days :confused:
I think you will find that all post offices or company post rooms will have a cardboard template that you can size your letter, packet and so on. Stick to small letter size approx C5 and the cost is a standard first class stamp, around 34p larger and you pay more 48p. It isn't rocket science :)
 

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And people wonder why village Post Offices are closing.
Because Lucinda has the family allowance paid direct into the internet bank account since its damn near impossible to park the Discovery outside the damn post office due the damn foreigners in their silly little cars...

Jumped up traffic warden types. Don't they know there are no disabled people here? What nonsense, I have so much trouble with little Tarquin and his tantrums. You cannot really expect me to walk from THERE.....

Besides which the corner shop hasn't any wasabi.... plebs...

God alone knows why Julian wanted to move out here in wretched bottom hole of nowhere, its 40 miles to the day boarder school and my friends are still in Kensington. Not a Waitrose for miles and the damn socialists putting up the cost of petrol again, thank goodness we can fill the A8 with diesel when we go down to the cottage in Trouville-sur-mer. If it wasn't for the horses (oh and Jorge the gardener ;)) I'd move back tomorrow....
 
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I think you will find that all post offices or company post rooms will have a cardboard template that you can size your letter, packet and so on. Stick to small letter size approx C5 and the cost is a standard first class stamp, around 34p larger and you pay more 48p. It isn't rocket science :)
Ahh. I think youll find that it is Rocket science to most of us( Blokes) that don't have a clue what size a letter is. C5 A4 A2 A3.? I just stick a 1st class stamp on everything and shove it in the big red box outside my village post office and let the professionals sort it out. Not had anything back yet! Probably not had anything delivered either:) Oh well the Post office is self destructing anyway so I'll be buying a few pigeons for the future.:teeth:
 

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Because Lucinda has the family allowance paid direct into the internet bank account since its damn near impossible to park the Discovery outside the damn post office due the damn foreigners in their silly little cars...

Jumped up traffic warden types. Don't they know there are no disabled people here? What nonsense, I have so much trouble with little Tarquin and his tantrums. You cannot really expect me to walk from THERE.....

Besides which the corner shop hasn't any wasabi.... plebs...

God alone knows why Julian wanted to move out here in wretched bottom hole of nowhere, its 40 miles to the day boarder school and my friends are still in Kensington. Not a Waitrose for miles and the damn socialists putting up the cost of petrol again, thank goodness we can fill the A8 with diesel when we go down to the cottage in Trouville-sur-mer. If it wasn't for the horses (oh and Jorge the gardener ;)) I'd move back tomorrow....
That might be the case in the Cotswolds, it doesn't happen like that in the depths of rural North Yorkshire where my parents live.
 

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It is because of the new sizing rules. The post office have to check what size your letter is before they will let you have a stamp.

Although the main office counter will sell you a book of stamps without looking at envelopes, so it just shows what a stupid idea it is.

As as aside, can you buy books of large letter stamps ? I haven't seen any around yet.
 

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... it doesn't happen like that in the depths of rural North Yorkshire where my parents live.
Dost want t' buy a stamp our kid?

Ow much?

Big envelope or like yonder?

Big.

80p

Go fuck tha sen. 80p Tha's fucking mad thee.
 

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While we're having a go!

I'm waiting for 7 parcels at the moment, from ebay, Deep Blue Dive, photobox, MIL ect. Now some of these I know were posted 1st class 3 weeks ago. I was giving the Post Office the benefit of the doubt that they have been delayed because of the strikes. But when nothing turned up this morning I gave them a call. Now I spoke to a very helpful lady, called Mandy and this is what she told me.
Me: could you tell me when the backlog from the strike will be cleared?

Mandy: What area are you in?

Me: Watford

Mandy: Ah

Me: What do you mean ah?

Mandy: There is a problem at Watford.

Me: What's that then?

Mandy: Well the staff there are refusing to clear the backlog unless there are given overtime to do it.

Me: I'm sorry could you say that again because I thought you just said, "the staff there are refusing to clear the backlog unless there are given overtime to do it."

Mandy: Yes that right.

Me: So let me get this straight, the staff went on strike for 3 days and caused a backlog of mail and now they what to be paid extra to clear it.

Mandy: Yes.

Me: Thanks; I'm now going to kill the first postman I see. (I didn't really say this but thats how I feel).

I know what would happen to me if I didn’t turn up for work and then wanted to be paid extra for catching up. I'd be down the road. The sooner the Royal Mail is privatised the better. These work-shy lay-abouts need to get with the real world

Rant over
 
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