I have had a dentist bill staring at me for a few days now. I had budgeted the money to pay it, and I knew it was coming, but I still hadn’t paid it. Why?
I have run out of stamps.
Now, I don’t work all that far from the post office, but I just hate going to the post office. At my old bank, I could buy stamps from the ATM. I have yet to find a place where I can do that here. I hate having to go and wait in line just to buy stamps. Yes, I know there are usually vending machines at the post office, but my luck, they’re out of order or out of the stamps I need or I don’t have proper change so I either end up with way too many stamps or a whole lot of dollar coins. Neither of which I particularly need.
I also know that I can order stamps online for a $1 service fee. But it feels funny to buy less than $10 worth of stamps and pay an extra $1 when I could just walk to the post office.
So instead, I called the dentist. “Can I pay this bill over the phone?” “You sure can!”
Bam! 42 cents saved.
(Of course, I have a letter to respond to and a thank you note to mail, so I will have to hit the post office soon anyway. But not today!)