Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dude, are the post office workers on a commission now or something? I went in with three boxes. I put them on the counter and said, very clearly, “These are all going Media Mail only. No insurance, no tracking, nothing additional. Straight Media Mail. All of them.” Because, regardless of how clearly you state it these days, they get fucking pushy about upgrading every single box. And I’m tired of it. Total first world problems but, goddamn, my back is screaming to the point that I can’t straighten up and is causing me to shake and I’ve already been waiting in line for 10 years…take my fucking packages and money and let me go!

This man was a master. For three boxes and after the aforementioned speech, he asked me SEVEN TIMES if I wanted to upgrade. I’m a polite person. I’m an excessively polite person. I’m a polite person when the world is burning down around me and it would be in my best interest to not be a polite person. But this guy? Oh my god. I had to, literally dig my nails into the palms of my hands because I was so close to losing my shit and just screaming, “MEDIA MAIL!! Fucking Media Mail! How many times do I have to fucking say Media Mail!? No fucking insurance or tracking or upgrades. No fucking add-ons. Just FUCKING MEDIA MAIL!!!!” When I was finally able to leave and managed to limp to my car, I had to sit with my head in my hands for several moments because I thought my brain was going to explode. I actually think I might hate that man.

I’m not really doing so hot. It’s amazing…even after all of these years I’m still surprised that mental illness doesn’t respond to logic. Just talk yourself out of this, Heidi! You can do it! Yeah, not so much. Though sometimes it does totally boil down to the completely illogical reminder of, “Dude, you can’t commit suicide…your friends would kill you.”

My move is just in utter chaos. Abby (who used to do event planning) is creating a schedule for me to work with. Thank god, I think I seriously need some structure.

I had Chipotle for the first time. I was very disappointed. A friend is taking me to Coldstone Creamery. I plan to be delighted and filled with ice cream.


  1. sorry that you had a bad day....the Coldstone should improve that completely.....unless you get an ice cream headache....
    Good luck....

  2. Chipotle? Cold Stone? Didn't you have a very expensive & risky surgery to lose weight? And now you're filling yourself with fast food & ice cream? Whole foods, grains, fruits, veggies & lean protein never seem to pop up when you talk about what you're eating.

  3. You can do it! Go go go Heidi! If you ever need to chat let me know and we can do MSN!!

  4. WTF was the post office schmuck on? If not commission, then drugs. Sorry to hear about that. At least you got it done and it's over.

    I hope things improve for you. Moving is a big change and can be stressful for anyone, so take it slowly and breathe.

    Wishing you all the best.

  5. i totally know what you mean about that post office BS. it's gotten so much worse over the last few years. i hate it too. i know they're just trying to make more money, but really, people generally know what they want when they go to the P.O.