Almost mailed a bill without putting the address on the envelope

@rosekiss (30260)
Eugene, Oregon
February 2, 2016 3:35pm CST
I don't know why I did that, but I was in a hurtty to get it to the mailbox, and I put the company name and the post office box, but not the city and state. It is a good thing that I caught it, before I went out to the mailbox. I was putting a stamp on it when I realized that the address wasn't complete. I told myslelf, that it was stupid to try to mail it without the city and state on it, as they wouldn't take it and leave it, and it would be an extra day that it would miss getting there. Have any of you ever done that before, or am I the only one? I guess my mind hasn't been where it should be lately, and not sure why either. Maybe I should go to bed, cover up, and stay there until tomorrow. I know that things will be okay though, as I am thinking while here at least. I hope none of you ever do this, but if you do, at least I hope you catch it before you try to mail it.
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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
2 Feb 16
I have forgotten to put a stamp a few times.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 16
I have done that too, but never the address. That was very unusual for me too. I am glad that I caught it when I put the stamp on it, and when I did, I told myself that I was pretty dumb to have done that.
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• United States
2 Feb 16
@marlina I've forgotten a stamp when in a hurry
@LadyDuck (175851)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 16
I was writing my address on a form yesterday and, instead of my actual address, for I do not know which reason, I was writing my old address in France. Our brain plays dirty tricks sometimes.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
Boy, it sure does. I still don't know why I didn't get the address on it when I was writing on the envelope. I got most of it, and then forgot the city, state, and zipcode. I guess my mind wasn't where it was supposed to be, but now my mind is clear and that won't happen again.
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@LadyDuck (175851)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 16
@rosekiss It's the second time this week that I write my old address, we moved from France 9 years ago and never happened before. It's weird.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
@LadyDuck It is hard to when you move away to a different place, as the old one seems to stick with you, and that could be the reason why. I don't feel bad that I almost mailed it without writing the complete address, as others seem to be forgetting stamps, which I have never done, or writing the wrong adresses altogether.
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@birjudanak (7293)
• India
15 Mar 16
Oh dear this kind of thing happen because sometime we are in to much hurry so its happen sometime i am in search of my key even it in my pocket...
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Mar 16
Yes, I think you are right, as I wanted to get it into the mail, and almost forgot the stamp. I did catch it before it got there though, so it was never mailed without a stamp.
• India
16 Mar 16
@rosekiss we akways check everyrhing while we doing like that so while we not check at that time wrong thing happen and its common so not need to worried...
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Mar 16
@birjudanak I am just glad that before I went out to the mailbox, that I put the stamp on it. I caught it in time, and that is a good thing.
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@just4him (127078)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 16
I've done a lot of crazy things, but that isn't one of them. I have a hard time thinking while I'm doing something - such as thinking and driving. I need to know where I'm going and how to get there BEFORE I get in the car. It's a good thing my younger son is with me on some occasions as I know where I'm supposed to go but my autopilot will try to go in a completely different direction
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
I won't drive anywhee that I am not familiar with, unless I use my gps. It is a real blessing to have it, as without it, I would end up in timbuktu someplace. It always gets me where I want to do, and so I use it when I am going to go somewhrre that I am not familiar with.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
@just4him I would be lost without my gps as there have been times I didn't use it as I thought I knew where I was going, and I would end up getting really lost. It is amazing how it talks to me and sends me in the right direction I need to go, and I have never had any problems getting where I wanted to go.
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@just4him (127078)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 16
@rosekiss Awesome. I see you're getting courageous there. Great picture. I mean that.
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@allknowing (69314)
• India
6 Feb 16
My MIL did that once but strangely the letter reached us (lol)
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Feb 16
You were very lucky on that. When I addressed it, I had put the company name and the P.O. box, and not city, state, or zipcode. I know they would have never tried to mail it, as it could have ended up anywhere, and besides, they would have a hard time figuring out exactly where it shoud go. I am glad I caught it before I took it out to the mailbox.
@allknowing (69314)
• India
7 Feb 16
@rosekiss My husband was working for a wellknown company. Perhaps that with some more information there could have helped. Anyway the letter was delivered (lol)
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Feb 16
@allknowing That is probably why since your husband worked for a well know company. It does help to have someone on the inside help you out when you need it. It is a good thing though that you letter got delivered.
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Feb 16
Most of my bills come with little windowed envelopes.So my "don't be stupid" challenge is not to put the check in front of the address on the invoice. I've done that a couple of times.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 16
That can happen, as I think it has happened to me a few times too. I had to unseal it too, and of course, I ruined the seal, so I had to put tape on it close it. I don't get many with windows in them, but when I do, I have to be so careful to make sure the check is behind the statement.
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@TheHorse (72320)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Feb 16
@rosekiss precisely. Searching for my Scotch tape while uttering an oath under my breath.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 16
@TheHorse Yea, I hear you there, as when I do something stupid, I will ask myself why I did what I did when I knew better. I can ask myself questions, but I better not answer myself back.
• United States
2 Feb 16
Lucky you caught that! I almost forgot to put the entire shipping label once!
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 16
That has never happened to me before, and I hope that it won't happen again. At least I caught it in time. I will be sure that I put it on the next time.
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• United States
2 Feb 16
@rosekiss I hope that doesn't happen to you either.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I hope not either. I guess lately, I have been so forgetful about things. Goes to show I am getting older, and getting more forgetful. Not that I want to get old, but it happens to al of us.
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@JudyEv (134845)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 16
It is easy to do this. I've had to go off and find an address sometimes then forgotten all about it.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
I really don't know what made me forget to put the entire address on the envelope, until I put the stamp on. At least I did see it then, and that is a very good thing.
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@JudyEv (134845)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Feb 16
@rosekiss I always put a sticker on the back which has our name and address on it. Charities send these out all the time. At least then the letter has a chance of getting back to me if need be.
@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
16 Mar 16
Never done that but I've almost mailed something without putting a stamp on it.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Mar 16
Yea, so did I, but I caught it before I took it out to the mail box. I think I was just to much in a hurry and forgeot to put the stamp on it.
@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
16 Mar 16
That has happened to me a few times. Fortunately I caught it.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Mar 16
I caught mine too, as I was getting ready to go out the door to the mail box, and I ealized that I had forgot the stamp, so I went and put the samp on, and then took to the mail box. I am always doing crazy things, but at least I have been able to redeem myself.
@LoriAMoore (4677)
• United States
11 Feb 16
It's a good thing you caught that. Like @marlina, I've forgotten to apply postage once or twice.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Feb 16
That was the first time that I forgot the full adress. It just isn't like me to do that, but I think I had my mind somewhere else instead of where it should have been at the time. I am very glad I caught it.
@jstory07 (69827)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I had to tear an envelope open once when I forgot to put the address part through the window.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I have done that too, a few times, and it was so frustrating. Now, when I pay, I make sure that the address is showing through the window. i don't get a lot of bills with envelopse like that, but when I do, I try to make sure I do it right.
@LeaPea2417 (21961)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Feb 16
I almost forgot to put a stamp on one envelope once. Luckily I noticed it before I got to the mailbox.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 16
That would be very easy to do too. I can't remember if I ever forgot a stamp, but forgetting the address was a first for me. I guess I will have to be more careful next time.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
I did this once. Luckily, I always put my return address on any envelope even before I write the address, so I did get the envelope returned to me and corrected the problem. I'm glad you discovered your mistake before mailing the bill.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I am too, as it would have come back to me, but I needed to get it out right away, and didn't want to take an extra day to get there. It it weren't for the fact I needed to put a stamp on it, I probably would have forgot to put the address on it.
@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
3 Feb 16
Glad you noticed before you posted it! My problem with letters is that they end up staying in my bag for days, weeks, even months, because I get them ready, take them out with me, and then NEVER remember to post them
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
That is easy to do, but i would say that I have never ever done that. I need a special place for my bills so I get them sent when I need to. I usually now, just put them on the table on a pile, and pay them by the dates due.
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@Blondie2222 (22566)
• United States
3 Feb 16
Nope I never done that before but I don't mail any payments anymore. I do all my payments online now it's easier for me that way.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
I do that too, but these are different, and I won't go into it as to why, but they can only be mailed so I put them on the table and take care of them when I get them.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
3 Feb 16
haven't. have always been watchful with it
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Feb 16
This was the very first time for me, and it shouldn't have happened as I knew what I needed to put on the envelope, but I lost my train of thought and what I was doing, and didn't catch it right away, but at least I caught it before i put it in the mailbox.
• United States
2 Feb 16
One time I mixed up my water bill and tax bill and sent them to the opposite address. We all do crazy things at times
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 16
Now that is funny. At least you didn't forget to put the addresses on. I can imagine what they thought when each of them got the other one's bills. I will admit that i have never done that before, but there is a first time for everything.
@celticeagle (119846)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Feb 16
I have a certain way I do the bills that I mail so I do get that address on there. I check everything before I put a stamp on it.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Feb 16
I am glad I noticed it when I was putting a stamp on it. That is unusual for me too, as I normally put it on right away, but I think I was thinking about other things and didn't have my mind where it should be. I will make sure that it never happens again.