Samara O'Shea

Not One, But Two

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we are a week away from the next increase in stamp prices. Here’s the full price list. The cost of a plain old stamp will rise from $.42 to $.44.

This actually doesn’t bother me too much. What bothers me is when people say it’s the rise in stamp prices that keeps them from writing letters. Really? $.44 sets you back? I understand the price in packages may sway one to use another carrier, but I still say the good old USPS is the best way to send a simple letter. Now, when I go to buy rolls of stamps—100 stamps in a roll, yes I actually buy that many stamps at once—it’ll be $44 instead of $42. I’ll manage.