Postal Clerk - Okay, so how many stamps did you need?
Me - Just a roll.
Postal Clerk - Yes, but how many stamps did you need?
Me - Just the one roll.
Postal Clerk - A roll's got 100 stamps in it. You didn't need 100 stamps did you?
Me - Well, not right now, but I'd just like to get a roll now.
Postal Clerk - But how many do you need?
Me - I usually just buy a roll, so I don't have to make too many trips to the post office.
Postal Clerk - But, that'll be 37 dollars!
Me - Okay, that's fine.
Postal Clerk -
I hand her two $20 bills.
Postal Clerk - Let me check in the back and see if we have any.
By now, several people behind me have started talking amongst themselves. Perfect strangers, mind you. People in small towns do that -- talk amongst themselves even though they don't know each other.
She returned with a roll, I paid for them and left.
Next time, I'll tell her that I'm sending out wedding invitations or something to avoid the hassle.
I should have known I was in for it when the old fella in front of me bought two stamps -- just two stamps.