Friday, February 10, 2012

The significance of a # sign

My old address: My new address:
32 BlueLeaf Lane #77 32 BlueLeaf Lane 77
Salem, SK 75052 Salem, SK 75052

Well, at least according to my bank...

Today my bank sent me a letter in the mail to thank me for changing my address.  It was addressed to the old address and said they wanted to verify that my new address was correct. 

On the very same day, I also received a letter from the bank, addressed the new address notifying me that my address had been changed.

So what's the big deal?
  • I'm impressed with the postal system.  I didn't fill out a change of address card or anything and they were still able to deliver my mail to my new address.  That's service!
  • I'm impressed with my bank. Apparently my address is changing and I wasn't even aware of it. Thanks for the heads up, guys!
  • I'm impressed with the use of resources.  I mean, I needed those two pieces of paper and the two envelopes they were mailed in.  In fact, I think I'll go waste some more trees!
And now I think I'll just sit back and relax and wait for the bank to send me my new checks.  The ones with my new address on them.

p.s. I lied.  That's not really my address.  But I do live in the state of SK.  I swear.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And this is why I love my husband

We cancelled our Verizon tv service. Again. We've done this before. It seems that everything he wants to watch on tv is available on Hulu, Netflix, Zune, OnDemand, etc. so no need for all the premium channels or the monthly fee for the digital DVR converter box, right? Right.

So this time apparently we're sticking with the plan. No cable box. I'm fine with that. I rarely have time to watch tv anyway.

But here's the fun part. When he was on the phone with Verizon the other day, he asked them to send the packaging for the digital converter. When we returned it before, they sent us a big box, bubble wrap, and a postage paid UPS slip to return the converter. The Verizon rep told him they no longer do that. Huh? You did it before. Why not now? Nope, sorry you have to take the converter to a local UPS store and return it there. And so I did.

Guess what we received in the mail today? The big box, bubble wrap, and a postage paid UPS slip to return the converter. Guess what my husband put in the big box and mailed back to them? The 2" x 4" piece of paper confirming that I sent the converter box back via the UPS store. And yes, he wrapped it in the bubble wrap.