It’s over

Well, my posting streak ended yesterday after about a month of posting every day. No better time to start a new streak than now ๐Ÿ™‚

An interesting item came along with today’s newspaper: A letter from our deliveryman. This is actually the second year that he’s done this; I think it’s kinda neat because it allows an insight into the life of someone who you never really see because they do their work in the early morning hours. Some of the more interesting things learnt from the letter –

  • His son is involved in sports, but isn’t afraid to have his parents there (yet)
  • The daily delivery route is 79 miles (about 120km) and he often had to make his own path
  • Delays in delivery are probably the fault of the paper’s distribution methods – especially considering it has to come from the city every day

He also mentions that if there are some problems with the delivery, you should call him. I guess that’d have to be a call by letter as there was no phone number included ๐Ÿ™‚

2 thoughts on “It’s over

  1. Whoa, that’s weird. Was it a handwritten letter addressed to you? Kind of inappropriately intimate isn’t it?

    My delivery guy always sticks a christmas card in that paper this time of year, and the envelope is addressed to him! I’m supposed to put some money in it and send it back to him. Also kind of weird. I just threw it out last year and service was terrible. I guess I need to tip him this year.

    So maybe you should write a letter back to your man. It would be like blogging to one person.

  2. I think it was totally impersonal – a note made, presumably, in Word addressed to “Dear Valued Subscriber”.

    And no, I don’t get the whole idea of tipping the paper delivery folks or the folks who you expect to make deliveries. We did get a letter like this last year (again, made in a word-processor, but printed on blue paper) and didn’t reply but there was no change in service from last year (all the way down to receiving the Friday papers in the last couple of weeks after Thanksgiving–we’re Sunday-only subscribers; the other 6 days we get the “hometown” newspaper).

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