Do you know your mail carrier’s name? How about the name of your UPS driver? They know yours and I suggest you develop a relationship. Why? Your mail person really knows everything about you and all your neighbors. They know who has been ill, who is having a financial problem, who is getting divorced, married, starting a family, kids moved back home and more just by delivering your mail!
With someone knowing more about you than maybe some of your friends or family, it makes sense to know his or her name! When I grew up my parents knew our mailman’s name. When I was a senior in HI School, my parents were on vacation and it snowed a lot. Our mailman wouldn’t climb the un-shoveled steps to deliver the mail but read aloud to me from the street the postcard from my parents.
I was surprised when I learned that some people have not introduced themselves in person to their mail carrier. Of course if you work away from your home it is not easy to catch them but mail is delivered on Saturdays too.
How I discovered that I am an anomaly as were my parents was when one of my neighbors asked why the mail truck could sometimes be found in my driveway. You see our mail carrier’s route changed and she only has residential delivery. Where can she go to the bathroom when her route is all residential? I offered my house of course!
Since I work out of my home, I get quite a few deliveries from UPS. When I was in pharmaceutical sales I got lots of samples delivered UPS to my home. Again, why would I not know my delivery person? Those people hustle and a cold beverage and offer of a clean bathroom and you have a new BFF!
Recently my bell rang and a bolt of my fabric was at the door. I saw Jason, my UPS guy muscling another bolt out of his truck. He asked me if I wanted him to put them in the house, in the garage or in my car? Each roll weighs over 50 pounds and Jason; my BFF is willing to wrestle them to wherever I say!
Do you have a relationship with your mail carrier or UPS driver? Have I convinced you to start one?