Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Just asked the nice postman lady

How much it was to mail a letter these days.

She didn't know.

She was cuter than a cut bug, though, and she called me "honey." So, more money to the PO is called for, I believe.

Update: Swear to God, she went through her mail looking for a regular letter to confirm our mutually estimated cost (46 cents) and couldn't find one.

Update II: In A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America, the author, I forget his name, notes that in the Paris of Franklin (and it was his Paris), mail was delivered nine times a day.

Update III: Only to the rich, of course. The poor and homeless got by with four-times-a-day delivery.

Update IV: And sometimes, no delivery at all! Snick.