Thursday, August 02, 2007

Pssst! My shipping secret is...

I have been holding off on writing this post because I wasn't sure if I really wanted to share my "secret" with the whole wide Internet. But since my mind has been blank the last few days, this is the only thing I can think to blog about.

My subject is the United States Post Office. I usually go there at least a few times a month to support Blake's eBay habit. I'm not sure if it's just my area, but I have found my post office to always be packed! Rarely is it just a quick errand. I have horrible memories of Sadie throwing tantrums while we stood in the long, slow line. I have always dreaded shipping packages. That is, until I discovered the self-serve kiosk.

I'm not usually one for those self-serve devices but since using the one at my local post office, I have saved so much time. I use to try to avoid going to the post office but now I'm not even bothered when a parking space is hard to come by. I walk in, see the huge line, walk by it, and go directly to the kiosk. I work my magic and am out of there in less than 2 minutes. It's great!

I didn't want to share my shipping secret because I feared spreading the word could result in long lines for the kiosk, too. But then I realized that most of the people that read my blog don't live close by so I think my secret is still safe here in Orem, Utah.

So, if you haven't tried it out already, you should definitely start taking advantage of this little time saver.


Angie said...

I too, am a huge fan of the kiosk. Once I discovered how fast it was, it changed my whole outlook on going to the post office!

Jacki said...

You can always do what Cathy does and buy a kiosk yourself. That would save you some time I am sure, but it would definitely cost you some money. You know how Cathy does it though.