I feel the same way here!ChefKnivesToGo wrote: ↑Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:19 pmWe love the postal service and as soon as they get through these difficult times we'll be using them again for most of our shipments as usual. We've made many friends with the carriers that have served us over the past 20 years. We want them to succeed, but we want our customers to get their packages and we owe it to them to do what we can to work around these issues until things are back to normal.
Our current carrier is Mikey and his back up is Ken. They bust their butts for us!
before all of this pandemic made it a little difficult, i used to try to make sure that I would leave iced bottled water in a cooler on my front porch for post just because in Texas it gets so hot in the summer and walking these neighborhoods can be a little bit brutal.
in the winter when I make chicken soup or whatever, I always try to jar up a few to give out because having a nice hot cup of chicken soup that you can even sip out of a glass jar is an awesome treat in the middle of the day especially when it’s cold or the freezing rain that we tend to get here in the winter months.
I’m really close friends with the girl who’s been my carrier for years and has this neighborhood as her main route so I get an interesting perspective from her side when I have a chance to talk with her which I usually try to do at least once a week or twice a week.
she actually broke protocol the other day when I told her I was moving but I would still be in the neighborhood and still on her route..lol
Believe me, they are as frustrated or more frustrated with everything that’s going on.
I have a feeling this is going to drag out through the fall and I’m not alone in that concern.
Interestingly enough Because I’ve had more time at home I’ve actually finally been able to refurbish a typewriter that I picked up a while ago and I’ve really been enjoying writing and typing up letters to friends and family instead of just sending emails or text messages.because I’ve had more time at home I’ve actually finally been able to refurbish a typewriter that I picked up a while ago and I’ve really been enjoying writing and typing up letters to friends and family instead of just sending emails or text messages. it’s been a nice change of pace and a lot of the reason I picked it up originally was because of a interview I saw with Tom Hanks About his obsession with typewriters and he has some really awesome things to say about how enjoyable it is to actually sit and type a letter on a machine like that and then go through the process of mailing it out. it’s crazy to think about how much is changed as far as all of that goes and the effect it had on the post office. I’m definitely gonna try to keep up with this new habit even after I go back to working full time in kitchens. it’s actually really nice and makes me feel a little more connected to people. I mean I am old enough to remember the days before email text messages to go over everything for people who aren’t, it’s definitely has been a fun thing for them to get those letters from me.
Plus it was fun going through the whole process of maintaining the typewriter and getting it dialed in so that it was running the way it should’ve been in 1941. I do not think though I will be collecting those like some people do just because it can get expensive and they do take up space.I do not think though I will be collecting those like some people do just because it can get expensive and they do take up space.