Wednesday, December 14, 2011

if you get a christmas letter from me

You better frame it and hang it in a place of glory.

Remember the other day when I said my printer was acting up and I was just going to take my letter to the local print shop to have it printed?

I did that yesterday. Fifty copies. Two-sided. Color. Didn't bother to ask how much it cost.

So, when I go to pick them up, I get two reams of paper, a bunch of envelopes, and some stickers.

Drum roll.

$175.00

I almost had a heart attack. I shrieked. I asked why so much. Two-sided color copies he said. I said HOLY SHIT.

I wanted to ask if we could soak the ink off the paper and suck it back into the machine.

There is a lesson in this.

I could have bought three new printers for the price of that copy job.

3 comments:

Jill said...

As Miss Bilingual Hannah would say, (read with Spanish accent) "Ay yi yi yi yi, Teresa!"

Mom said...

It looks like Santa won't bring you anything, Teresa. Maybe a new printer. Mom

Jill said...

Your "Holy ****, how much do I owe you?" Christmas letter arrived today. Out of deference to the value of your epistle, I had my white gloves ready so as not to leave finger print marks or greasy spots on it. I am anticipating a collector's value in the hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in the future. Love the letter!