James had a letter to mail yesterday, an unremarkable document in a postage paid envelope. Under normal circumstances, it could have been dropped into any nearby mailbox, including the one at the end of our driveway.
I remembered that postal rates had recently increased, and suggested he have the letter checked at the post office. Sure enough, the envelope required an additional two cent stamp. James had exact change, two flat pennies, which he pulled from his pocket and slapped on the counter.
Assuming this simple transaction was complete, he turned to leave. The postal worker called him back. “Don’t forget your receipt!”
This is what she handed him…. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)