Carnival of Education, and More Surliness

The new Carnival of Education is up, over at Joanne Jacobs’ blog. She has done her usual excellent job with it, too. Click on over there now, and see what’s going on in the world of education from the point of view of your child’s teachers, and other parents. You can’t have any kind of viable opinion of ANYTHING until you’ve explored all points of view thoroughly. Your own is not enough.

Now I’m off to the Post Office. If I have to stand in line behind someone who brought a big WalMart sack full of odds and ends and who expects to be given a box, tape, tags, and office location in which to pack, seal, and THEN present said stuff to the clerk for mailing, I’m going to take a picture and post it right here so everybody can see what that kind of person looks like. And if the package is going overseas, and they’ve not pre-filled out the labels for that, I’m going to scream.

Because, you know, you’re supposed to find a box,* pack it, seal it, label/address it, and THEN bring it, completely ready to go, to the Post Office to be handed right straight over to the waiting clerk. If it takes more than five minutes at the counter, you did it wrong.

These are probably the same people who go through the Wendy’s drive-through with eight separate tickets and five special orders, at noon on a Wednesday. May the bird of paradise fly up their individual noses.

My apologies. People who don’t behave themselves in public really infuriate me.

*That’s what the dumpsters behind the mall are for.


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Carnival of Education, and More Surliness — 8 Comments

  1. I am always careful when mailing packages to my husband to have the flat-rate box and customs declaration ready to go when I leave the house so that I can just hand it over the counter and pay my fees. (If I could use the Automated Postal Center computer, I would, but military boxes cannot be sent without going to the counter. Grr.) It drives me nuts when I get stuck behind one of The Unprepared and Clueless…if I can be organized with my package and paperwork, why can’t you???

    Gosh, I feel better now – thank you for introducing the topic!

  2. I am always careful when mailing packages to my husband to have the flat-rate box and customs declaration ready to go when I leave the house so that I can just hand it over the counter and pay my fees. (If I could use the Automated Postal Center computer, I would, but military boxes cannot be sent without going to the counter. Grr.) It drives me nuts when I get stuck behind one of The Unprepared and Clueless…if I can be organized with my package and paperwork, why can’t you???

    Gosh, I feel better now – thank you for introducing the topic!

  3. Pick up some Charles and Ray Eames stamps while you are at the Post Office to lift your spirits.

    Bird of Paradise is also a lovely and challenging yoga pose, when you find yourself in a bind:

    http://hencethename.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/bird-of-paradise.jpg

    This pose improves balance and body awareness, encourages concentration, opens the hips, and connects the yogi to the beauty of baby steps.

    “The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”~John Berry

    A carnival sounds great right about now!

  4. Pick up some Charles and Ray Eames stamps while you are at the Post Office to lift your spirits.

    Bird of Paradise is also a lovely and challenging yoga pose, when you find yourself in a bind:

    http://hencethename.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/bird-of-paradise.jpg

    This pose improves balance and body awareness, encourages concentration, opens the hips, and connects the yogi to the beauty of baby steps.

    “The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”~John Berry

    A carnival sounds great right about now!

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