In my line of work, there are a lot of things that I have to be in charge of. I have to manage so many different things all at once and be in charge of a multitude of teams and projects. Honestly, it is exhausting work. Let’s face it – my life is cooler than yours and I’m way more important than you. Now that that’s out of the way, let me tell you why I am writing this article. First and foremost, I absolutely hate going to the post office. To me, there is nothing worse than having to get in my car in the heat of the summer and sit there and sweat while I wait for the AC to kick on. Then when things finally start to cool down, I have to deal with midday traffic (since I’m usually at work when this happens) and spend at least another 20 minutes trying to drive to the post office. Then, what’s I finally arrive at the post office, I have to spend another 15 minutes waiting in line and waiting for the employees to get the things I need. And all for what? A few boxes and some packing materials? It just simply isn’t worth it. I am a businessman first and foremost, and I see no greater flaw like a lack of efficiency and wasted time.
Consequently, I began to look for alternative ways to go about finding shipping supplies. Now like I said, I am an insanely busy person and would not normally waste my time looking for different means of obtaining mail supplies that are more efficient than going to the post office, but this situation in particular struck a nerve with me. I started looking for different places around the city where I might find some more supplies. Staples offered a longer drive time but less of a wait than the post office, and they had a pretty decent selection.
However, Staples is often more expensive than what I would like to pay for shipping supplies and I fundamentally disagree with the way that they run their business, so that was a no go from me. My next thought was to look for ways to order the stuff I needed online. Afterall, you can order just about anything online these days, so I figured I would give it a shot. I spent a lot of time on my laptop looking up different websites and suppliers, got quotes from several different vendors, and even went as far as to hop on the phone with some of these people. When I tell you that I take my mailing and shipping needs seriously, I mean it!
As it turns out, online shopping for my shipping needs was the way to go. It is way more convenient to just hop on a store website and order what I need, rather than going through that long arduous process of driving to the post office and all that. I honestly feel bad for any plebeians who still buy their shipping and packing materials in a brick and mortar store. Online shopping is the future baby, and I intend to cash in hard on all my sweet, sweet savings by purchasing the stuff I need in bulk online. You may refer to me as the next Bezos.