Stupid book

I sent a Valentine addressed in fancy italic lettering, and added a couple of Pompadoured ladies commenting on same, and a card complaining about the book I currently can’t stop reading even though the protagonist annoys the stuffing out of me. On the envelope I drew her extremities sticking out from underneath the large rock someone had dropped upon her, and the book being heaved across the envelope. Both were hand-cancelled (and I’m still waiting for that achievement to register for me, in spite of my having checked it nearly every day I’ve posted), and this clerk at the PO in Pittsfield MA said each would require an additional 21 cents due to the sealing wax (which was very low profile, nowhere near the maximum allowable thickness for standard postage).