Unsung Heroes #266

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Until you get stuck behind an Amazon, FedEx, UPS, Postal Service or other delivery truck, double-parked or otherwise blocking your way as you hustle to get all your holiday gifts bought, wrapped and sent.

Of course, those delivery persons are making sure that someone else’s presents make it to their loved ones (or clients) on time too.

So: Give ’em a break. Don’t worry about the flashing lights, awkwardly open doors, or that by maneuvering around one delivery truck you may run smack into another.

Be thankful that Americans still buy and send gifts. That we have evolved a system that can get just about anything from just about anyplace to your front door, in just about 12 seconds.

Even if, occasionally, your package ends up on someone else’s door. Or vice versa.

Delivery people are overworked, overstressed, over-managed and underpaid.

They’re our Unsung Heroes of the Week.

And it wouldn’t hurt to leave a basket of goodies out for them, either.


3 responses to “Unsung Heroes #266

  1. Thanks so much for the basket of goodies idea! I’ve been trying to tip everyone, but they are either too fast or come when we’re not here. This is perfect!

  2. Your entirely right! These folks do an essential service. I very hard job in addition to dealing with ungrateful people and the weather. Thank them instead of curse them!!

  3. Gloria Gouveia

    Bravo, my very dear friend, Dan, for highlighting these Hometown Heroes at the time of year they most need our patience and consideration.