this morning had its fair share of frustration
none of which has yet to be resolved
after the standard routine of aiding in getting the boys dressed, fed, and out the door I walked the dog
it was the standard loop across the street
no extended duration for trail repair
no extended distance for the mental health of the owner or the dog
with a few minutes before work I grabbed by boxed bike and headed over to the UPS Store in Columbia Heights
exited like a toddler that just took his first poop I drove the short city blocks across town to make things happen to get things done
a space right out front allowed for thirty minute parking
I expected to be in and out in a flash
sure enough... I was in and out in a flash
only I was out the door with the same box that I entered the store with
after nominal insurance I exited without paying a fee that may have easily met a hundred and fifty bucks
somewhere in the effort to dodge the fifty dollar airplane fee my potential expenditure tripled
no more convenient
much more expensive
part of the issue is the larger box
a larger man rides a larger bicycle
this larger man rides a bicycle with larger wheels
the larger bicycle with the larger wheels needs a larger box
and sadly... the larger box merits a larger cost
I must accept this
but... when does the employer factor in all of these larger fees for larger people?
I use a larger bed...
my clothing is all larger...
I definitely eat more...
but... my daily wages do not reflect how I am taxed for my XL Status!
image by Glen E. Friedman