Monday, February 22, 2010

A Lesson in Reading the Fine Print

We did. We scribbled our names at the bottom of the contract for the duration of our blogging experiment. We were so excited that we just said, “Uh huh” and “Yep” and “Sure” and “Of course” without really reading all that little itty bitty teeny tiny fine print that detailed all the rules and regulations of our temporary takeover.

This is one we missed:

All committee members shall participate wholly and happily in the preparation and mailing of teddy bear show postcards.

Yep, we missed that one. It wouldn’t have been a deal breaker but it would have been nice to know ahead of time what we were getting ourselves into.

So the other day, after we finished our blog posting and playing and eating and having a snack and playing some more, we were obligated to put stamps on postcards.

I sort of get the feeling the CEO of the bear making operation might be regretting putting that rule in herself. You should have seen what happened.

First of all, we didn’t know that you don’t have to lick stamps anymore. When did that happen? So when we tried to lick them they got stuck on our tongues; then on our paws and in our fur. In fact, they got stuck just about everywhere – doors, chair legs, on the dog, on the computer monitor.

We’ve got another question for you. Did you know that a stamp has to go in the upper right hand corner of the card? Well, just you remember that next time. It’ll save you some money. You won’t have to go out and buy extra stamps ‘cause you didn’t know.

Eventually, we accomplished the task. We walked to the post office and mailed the cards. All is well. I say well, but that’s really in your point of view. I can still hear a bit of mumbling about ‘stamps everywhere’ coming from the studio.

Maybe we ought to go and find our contract to see if we missed reading anything else.

Until next time,
The Blogging Bears Committee (or the BBC)


  1. Oh you bears are just too precious! I'm really enjoying your lovely blog posts and your antics!
    I wish Tasmania had polar bears so that we could have them on our own stamps! :) Bug bear hugs x x

  2. Ha Ha Ha Ha!! What an image of stamps and bears and more stamps! Thanks for the chuckle!
    Heaps of Hugs,

  3. Love the stamps! I guess there could be problems if one licked them. Be good now, you guys.
    Mama Bear

  4. He he he! Love those bears. They are so well trained....

  5. i don't blame u bears for not knowing that new generation stamps don't need to be licked! even us humans rarely use stamps anymore cos snail mails aren't all that in nowadays. good on you sharing that bit. how about going on a 'stamp hunting' game to find all those stray stamps stuck all over the place and helping ginger clean up?


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