"Do you have any more morning glory seedlings?"
No, sorry, we're out. We have rhinoceros beetles though if you want them?'
What shop would you think you were in to have that conversation?
Nursery? Pet shop? Hardware shop?
How long would it take you to guess post office?
Seriously! Our post office is the most full service shop you've ever seen.
They have little displays in the foyer throughout the year. Things just free for the taking. Beetles, bell crickets, bamboo branches for tanabata star festival, morning glories....
And in summer and leading up to New Year when people traditionally send postcards to each other they set up a desk in the corner with different stamps and ink pads and calligraphy brushes and you can buy your postcards and then sit down and decorate it, write your message and send it all right there.
And then take some beetles home!
How's that for full service?
When I picked up my free morning glory seedlings from the crate one of the postal workers came running over with a bag to put them in.