How much postage?

milee13's picture

So I had to send some information to my future college, financial aid stuff, tax verification, all that nonsense. My mother has a tendency to make us fill out all important information that she should be filling out on our own...which means that I could have screwed the whole thing up and lost my place at the school.

She also gave me a pack of 23 cent stamps...ten stamps worth 23 cents each... and instructions to go on the postal service site to figure out how much my postage would cost...but I don't have a scale that weighs in ounces of manila envelope or duct tape, yes I had to use duct tape on the envelope because I couldn't find any other kind at home.

So I just sent off this thing to my college in a battered envelope held shut with camo duct tape and covered in 23 cent stamps.... If they didn't think I was insane before they must now. I feel totally ridiculous, I'm tempted to say fuck it and go to community college because I can't seem to get shit together...and yesterday when I was just trying to find the stamps again and they were stuck to my spanish dictionary, that was a beautiful moment!

Oh and I'm listening to music in French...I speak spanish and german...why?

I'm glad it's spring break while I'm having these moments of incompetence....


jeff's picture


Couldn't you have gone to a post office and get it properly weighed, rather than send it out Unabomber-style?

milee13's picture

Well...that would have involv

Well...that would have involved figuring out how to get to the post office and then having to fight off the hippies of Arcata when i got

As I have recently found out those types of things are opened by students on work study and apparently the camo duct tape will be the highlight of their work experience. I also had no cash for normal stamps...better to just use up the damn 23 cent ones and pretend it never happened.

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