Well, how else are you supposed to get rid of your leftover two-yen stamps?!

Following the last sales tax increase in Japan, postage went up by two yen, which meant people suddenly had a ton of stamps that were exactly two yen short. To solve the problem, the Japanese post office released two-yen stamps, so you could continue using your old stamps without issue. A simple and effective way to deal with the issue, we’d say.

Of course, that meant people eventually ended up with sheets of unused two-yen stamps when they started buying the new stamps with the tax increase factored in. And what do you do with over 200 unused two-yen stamps? Well, you do what Japanese Twitter user @moemoekohu did!

“I heard you could pay Yu-Pack fees with stamps, so I took all my leftover two-yen stamps to the post office. → The postal worker gave me a cheery OK. → I thought they’d just take the stamps and convert them to whatever the cost is and put a regular sticker on the box, so I left it to the postal worker and went home. → A few days later, I got an angry message from my eldest daughter saying, “Don’t go causing trouble for the post office!” → Yikes! What a shock!”

After only a few days, @moemoekohu’s tweet has already accumulated over 57,000 retweets and nearly 37,000 favorites. Clearly people have been moved by his story!

Part of the attention the tweet is receiving surely comes from the exact stamps @moemoekohu used. It turns out those two-yen stamps are actually pretty adorable! We imagine it takes some of the sting out of having to affix (at our count) 232 stamps to one box.

Now, you may be wondering if it was really necessary to stick all those stamps on there. One Twitter user who apparently works at the post office responded and explained that it they do have a procedure in place to basically “exchange” the stamps, but it requires filling out a form. Rather than take up the customers time, postal workers will sometimes just stick all the stamps on the package instead. Now that’s service! Completely unnecessary service, but service nonetheless.

If you happen to have some sheets of leftover two-yen stamps and no idea what to do with them, you don’t necessarily need to send anyone a box. Instead, you could just try unburdening yourself by sending some anonymous post card to the Missing Post Office!

Sources: Net Lab, Twitter/@moemoekohu
Featured image: Twitter/@moemoekohu (edited by RocketNews24)