So yet another terrible atrocity has happened to me. The post office charged me 15 cents.
Now before you go running and screaming that 15 cents is not an atrocity, shush. You're probably right, but that would utterly destroy the point of this post. Stick with me.
It costs $1.65 to mail a card to America. At Christmas, they sell 55-cent stamps, which are for domestic Christmas cards. Last year, I had a few extra Christmas stamps and decided, voila, to use them as postage for other cards going to America. Three of them. 55 plus 55 plus 55. $1.65. Right?
Wrong. 55 plus 55 plus 55 plus 15. The 55-centers are patriotic. They only travel in Australia. If you send them out of the country, there is a 15-cent penalty. Just for using the "wrong" stamps. Despite the value being the same.