and by "i'm not here" i mean, my mind. i've lost it completely (but i'm not the only one, as you'll read from the story below). it's a short week for me at work, but that makes no difference because apparently all it means is that i have to squeeze five days of work into 3.5 and it sucks.
anyway- i have very little to report because a) i have no mind, as i've mentioned and b) i haven't spent any time with my family since sunday when i had my parents over for dinner and that was surprisingly uneventful. even a brief trip into the city last week left me nothing of note to discuss.
i can tell you that i had an extraordinarily difficult time trying to mail a card to a friend in Canada. the below is an exchange between me and a post office worker.
me: "excuse me, can you tell me what the postage is for sending this letter (hold up letter) to Newfoundland in Canada?"
postal man: "uh. where's that?"
me: "it's an atlantic province of Canada."
postal man: "is it in nova scotia?"
me: "nope, it's its own province. like nova scotia. but not nova scotia."
postal man: "oh. well it's kind of a strange shape. what's in it?"
me: "yes, i know it is. that's why i'm asking. it's a letter."
postal man: "but what's in it?"
me: "it's just a letter. with. you know. thoughts. that kind of thing."
postal man: "why is it shaped like that?"
me: -- exasperated at this point -- "it's the stationary. can you just tell me how many of these (hold up forever stamps with bell insignia) stamps i need to use in order to successfully mail it?"
postal man: "uh. i'm not sure you can use those."
me: "why not?"
postal man: "well, maybe you can."
me: in my most polite voice - "can i speak to your supervisor?"
So many books...
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