I went down to the "convienence" store in our building yesterday to buy stamps. I had $9. The store is a little Mom&Pop store, not a chain.
Me: Can I have $9 worth of stamps, please.
Lady: Only 10.
Me: ? I'm sorry? I'd like $9 worth please
Lady: The limit is 10.
Me: Per day?
So - even though she had a TON of stamps, she'd only give me 10. So now, she sits w/her inventory of stamps and I with my stack of stamp-less Christmas cards. WTF? I could see, maybe, if she was almost out. But, darn, isn't she in business to SELL things?