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Old 20th October 2017, 20:19   #561
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Re: Wally moments.

This is not my Wally moment, and I'm not sure it's a Wally really. But I was part of it.

Just before my trip to England, a friend of mine asked me to post a letter in England.......which I thought was strange.
He then told me he had to have it posted in England, as the envelope needed to contain a stamped addresed envelope.
The returning envelope was required to hold a catalogue of Country & Western music, which had been recorded from Vinyl on to CD. So an English stamp was required to do that, as they're not sold in Ireland.

Anyway, my friend the produced an A3 padded envelope, and the returning envelope was also an A4 padded affair. All addressed correctly, but both requiring stamps........which was where I came in.

I asked him how big was the catalogue, and how much it might weigh. He had no idea to either question. I then informed him, that these envelopes would be treated as PARCELS, not LETTERS, and the postage would be horrendous.

Two days after my arrival in England, I went to the post office to get some stamps for both of the envelopes. I got 6.30's worth, which I though would cover it. So I stuck on the stamps and handed it back to the cashier, who then weighed it.......'That will be another 83p please'.

'YIKES'.....!!!, I thought........I now wondered if I'd put enough stamps on the returning envelope......which was returning via Airmail. I posted it, and took the chance.
By the time I got back to England, the 'returnee' letter had been recieved by my friend......and inside the padded envelope was one A4 page.

I guess I had put enough stamps on it then.......but the upshot was......My friend had all the CD's listed.

I will never get to the bottom of .....'Why padded envelopes'. The daft old duffer.
I'll ask him if he wants to move in here, because he sure is a candidate for the Wally corner.

Steve.

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