Ok, so when it was time to mail my lovely, calligraphed, personalized $1.19 stamp invitations... I got a little OCD.
I went to the post office on a slower, typically not busy time.... on a
non-rainy day (didn't want them to get wet!!). The gentleman behind the counter informed me that he would be happy to set them behind the desk, and if he could get to them, he would hand-cancel them... BUT!! It didn't matter, he said. "They'll all go through the machine anyway. They'll all get that big, black stamp across the top."
That's not what I expected to hear.
I only had 110. I asked if I could stamp them myself... "No ma'am. That's illegal."
So I decided to ask him to hand-cancel ONE of them & I chose a local address.
I asked them to take a picture when it arrived. (They know I'm anal.... sometimes I'm handy to have around... sometimes I'm annoying. It's a crapshoot.)
This was how it looked after the hand-cancelling....
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