September 18, 2021

5 thoughts on “Mailing list fun

  1. Interesting take on hard labor 🙂 When I used to sell books on Ebay I would print shipping labels through PayPal; most carriers had an option to have them picked up at my home. I didn’t use that though because I had a regular pick up at my work. The USPS lady even left me a bin she could carry them out in-she loved me. Really. Sometimes it’s fun to go to the Post Office though. I love to people watch! Can’t wait for my book! (I know, I must) Yay me!

  2. I used to sell collectible paper (books, comics, cards) back before there was an internet (yes, I’m that old). “Mail order” was only conducted through periodical advertising or the classic “send an SASE for a list”.

    I would trudge all shapes and sizes of boxes to either UPS or USPS. There were no flat rates, special envelopes or other time-saving measures. Today’s packaging and shipping seems easy to me!

    1. I grew up on a rock in Alaska (Kodiak) before the internet, haha. I do know what you mean, especially trudge 🙂 We had USPS (planes) and boats – and both were weather dependent. Sucked at Christmas when everything was ordered out of the Sears & Roebuck Catalog and we got buried in a blizzard so no presents got in. Should have heard the creative Santa & reindeer tales to cover the delays. Good times! All the current tech is amazing really, but I wouldn’t change a thing about those days. I almost feel sorry for the kids these days 🙂 Lol, here I go again, rambling on…thanks for stirring those memories. It was nice. Happy shipping and don’t forget to say hello to a stranger (with a smile on your face)!

      1. Well, the good news is, your book is on its way. Hopefully, I can get What if? back up shortly so you can read the beginning of the tale!

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