Monday, December 17, 2007

Stationary Scam

OK - the Christmas letter is printed, folded, stuffed and ready for labels. We really do love each of you, but when you send out 70 letters and have a million other things to do, it's just impossible to write something to everyone. Maybe I'll do that next year!

I just have one big complaint - and it's about stationary. I picked out the stationary I wanted and picked up paper, envelopes and labels - ALL MATCHING. You would think that would mean the stationary company would print them in MATCHING quantities. NOPE! Instead, I bought 2 packs of 35 sheets of paper, 1 pack of 50 envelopes (I was not buying another 50 - sorry if yours doesn't match!) and 80 labels. Now, I ask you, does that make sense? Or are you thinking what I'm thinking, that stationary companies need to hire people who know at least grade school level math skills!


kimsilver said...

I think they do it all on is a big scam, I tell you. They know you'll need to buy something "extra" just so the numbers will work for your own personal needs.

It is the same thing with hotdogs, and buns. Ten hot dogs in a package--and eight buns in a package. What is up with that?

Did you ever see "Father of the Bride" when Steve Martin goes over the edge due to all the stress? He goes to the supermarket, and when he discovers the different count of buns to hotdogs, he starts ripping open a package of buns, and just takes two buns out and then puts the rest back? He goes on and on ranting about this, and how he doesn't want to spend the extra money on buns he doesn't need. LOL!

deanna said...

Haha, yes, the hot dog and bun thing is annoying as well!! Especially now that my girls actually have a bun with their hot dogs!!