Saturday, May 7, 2011

Do you carry stamps in your wallet?

Ages ago, I was watching Dr Phil while writing an assignment and there was an article on it about stamps in your wallet. I found a summary elsewhere of it:
While describing conscientiousness he used an example of people who carry stamps with them in their wallet.  Dr. Phil then asked his audience how many people had stamps with them in their purse, approximately 10 people raised their hands and then reached into their purse to pull out their trusty sheet of stamps.  Dr. Phil was shocked that anybody would carry stamps with them, actually stating that he didn't understand why anybody would do such a thing. 

The Professor went on to explain that people who score very high in conscientiousness are the type of people that carry around stamps with them and almost always buy extra of things long before they run out of anything!  GUILTY!  I am totally guilty of both!  I proudly carry stamps around with me AND buy multiples of things long before they run out.  I can't for the life of me understand why people wouldn't carry a sheet of stamps in their wallet, its such a small item to have with you, besides what the heck do you do when you spontaneously need to mail something and don't have a stamp with you?!!!  I also can't understand why people actually allow themselves to run out of stuff without having a replacement. 

Isn't it so annoying to run out of something and have to wait to finish whatever you were doing until after you run to the store...heaven forbid it should be toilet paper!  Of course this could explain why I will have 4 extra shampoos, 15 bars of soap and 25 cans of rotel acquired before I leave Germany!  Admittedly, the lack of closets and pantry is definitely helping curb my desire to have too many extras of anything, because if its one thing that bothers me more than running out of something, its not having a place for that something to live!
So, do you have stamps in your wallet? TheHusband teases me because I do. I have stamps on hand and stamps in my wallet. They are old enough now that I've had to buy 5c stamps to keep using them, and then 10c stamps as well, as the price of postage went up.

I'm surprised that it says anything about me. I do a lot of those things and I didn't realise it was a personality test.


Pyrrha said...

Definitely, who wouldn't have stamps in their wallet?! I also have a little zippy pouch in my bag with a basic first aid kit which goes with me all the time. People are sometimes surprised when I can produce a panadol, strepsil, bandaid etc at a moment's notice.

And not having extra supplies before the first thing runs out - V. FRUSTRATING! It seems I'm married to one of the "other types", which I've just experienced in the shower this morning: I use his shampoo every 10days or so, and it always seems to be so very nearly empty when I want to use it. And there's no spare in the cupboard because he hasn't put it on the list (because it hasn't actually run out yet!). *sigh*

Annie G said...

Yep! I do. And I've had to buy 5c and 10c additions to the collection.

Rosie said...

YES!!! I thought I was the only one who carried stamps in my wallet... phew! I'm not alone...

Ana Star said...

I carry stamps too!

Anonymous said...

I thought everyone carried stamps in their wallet. Why wouldn't you?? Don't get that one at all.

I try to have a backup stock for most things BUT storage is a problem for us as well. Plus I find that I'm so used to having extra that I sometimes run out because I think that there is already 1 (or 5) backups of laundry liquid, or toilet paper, etc.