(Closed) Vent – So pissed at my post office!

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hmm, this doesn’t help you- but you know the spray you use over graphite drawings?  I wonder if you sprayed that on your invitations if it would keep them from smearing in the machines.

Anywho, I’m really sorry that they ran them through the machines anyway, that’s really annoying.

Post # 4
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2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Spinwife:Yeah, I got mine hand cancelled, but they still run them through the machine later in the sorting process. I know because mine got cancelled at the national postal museum where they do them all by hand. Bummer, huh? You can see the stamp is by hand, but later (at the 2nd stop) they end up in the machine. Just the way it is. It’s why the double envelope is still popular.

Post # 5
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Unfortunately, “hand cancelling” doesn’t mean that your envelopes will never go through any machines.  All it means is that they don’t go through the machine that cancels the stamp, they still go through sorting machines.  Obviously the post office has to automate these things…can you imagine if the whole process was done by hand? It would take your invitation months to get across the country. 

Post # 7
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

How frustrating. Im so sorry!!

Post # 8
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Thats so frustrating but remember that its a detail that nobody but you would notice!

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