Post # 1
Hi, I don’t post on Wedding Bee much, but I do read the boards! My wedding is June 11th. So yesterday I mailed my invitations at the Post Office. I cringe thinking about the woman there that I left them with.
So I seperated my invites in 3 piles, US, Canada, and Italy. I gave her the international ones first, because I knew she’d have to calculate the postage wich was fine. What was not fine, was when she started bending them and kept asking me what was inside the envelope, after I told her “wedding invitations, cardstock…” what else did she want to know?
Anyway, at this point I had NEVER heard of hand cancelling. She never used the term. She said “do you want them stamped so that they wont get ruined thru the machine” So I said yes. After seeing her cringe at the fact that I had a shopping bag full of 150 invitations she still did the one I handed her. I handed her the bag and left. I did NOT have a good feeling.
Fiance drove me back because I was freaking out. She gave me a bad feeling so I walked in and was going to say something to her just to make sure we were both on the same page here. I walked up to the counter and she was stamping my invitations, so I left.
Now I’m all paranoid and I keep telling my close friends and my parents to PLEASE let me know as soon as they get the invite, hopefully by Tuesday.
I think I just need some reassurance that they are fine adn everyone will get them. I’m going crazy over here.
Post # 3
Hey Chrissy. I just said a prayer that your invites are all going to make it.
Post # 4
*fingers crossed* i’ve had isses with some women up at PO before. They drive me nuts. Got pissy that my credit card said “SEE ID” on it and didn’t have a signature. Wouldn’t accept payment until I signed it in front of her. good grief, I worked in a bank for THREE years, I think that showing ID (which have a signature on them) it just fine!
ugh. mini-separate rant over. =)
Post # 5
People that work at the Post Office deal with so many personalities, that after a while they are numb by everyone, and sort of give everyone the same attifude.
Sort of like the DMV, they are tired of seeing person after person, and just hate it.
Dont worry about your invitations, At the end of the day its her job, and the reason she asked you what was in it, was just for safety reasons.
I know that being a Bride, our senses are so heigthened, and we stress about everything.
Rest assure my dear that everything will turn out okay 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks girls-I mean, I don’t see what the heck else she’d do with them beside send them right?
And I do understand/know they always ask what’s inside, if it’s fragile/perishable, liquid, hazardous, if you need insurance….I send packages all the time for Ebay so I’m totally used to that! 🙂
It was just like, she acted like she’s never seen anyone send wedding invtations before. And my other point is, I’ve read a lot of posts on here of girls having the Post Office tell them No about the hand cancelling … but the thing was she volunteered! I didn’t even know what it was, so what the hell she offered so might as well go with it.
Post # 7
@M.Ruder: Your credit card isn’t valid until signed, and “See ID” is not a signature, regardless of your signature appearing on your ID.
Post # 8
@staying_ms_shaw: Worked in a fed institution for 3 years, if that were the case, there’d be sufficient training in such.
Meaning, that in all the years I’ve been trained in finances, and generally living, the fact that only one person has ever said anything about it means that an ID is an acceptable use of signature. The fact that she had me sign it in front of her means nothing. Should someone be fraudulently using my card, there’s no protection in that.
Post # 9
Just googled “see id” and found that you do have to sign it, according to the credit card company rules, and that the post office is one of the more strict enforcers of this policy. Hmmm…mine says “see id” and I’ve used it at my post office without any issues, they just ask to see some id and I show my drivers license.
Post # 10
@eyegirl: but you can literally put an X and that can qualify as a signature. I’m just saying that anything can be written on the back and be used as a signature.
Post # 11
I’ve never understood why signing a card “magically” validates it – an ID is so much better than a signature for making sure it is not stolen. Some rules just don’t make sense.