Today marks Day 23 of Frost's 30 Day Optimism Challenge. You can play catch up by starting with my intro to this series and following the "next" link from there.
Today Frost asks participants to "Leave a Thank You Note For Your Mail Carrier".
As Frost explains it:
"Nobody pays more service visits to your home than your mail carrier. Taking time to thank someone for a job that’s all too often thankless is a great way to connect with a vital person in your neighborhood."
Because of my work schedule, I rarely see my carrier.
Over that few years I have lived at my current address there have been a few times when I had issues with a carrier and even one major dust-up with the Post Office branch which delivers the mail and packages, over delivery of a package (I had to go up a level, to the district office, to keep my package from being returned to sender.)
That being said, the current carrier appears to be doing a fine job and so I think deserves a thank you....delivered with my trademark humor.
I found a page of Ben Franklin Quotes...Ben being the 1st Post Master General of the United States appears not to have had anything quotable to say about the Postal Service, that I could find in a Google Search, anyway, so...
I decided to misquote him, hee, hee!
My note reads:
MISQUOTING BEN FRANKLIN
The 1st Postmaster General of the United States
1. Never leave undelivered until tomorrow what you can deliver today!
2. A full mailbox can possibly make a poor man richer. One only full of junk mail...not so much.
3. Drive the mail truck (safely!), it won't drive thee!
4. Do not anticipate trouble (or bad weather!), focus on delivering the mail.
5. Being a mail carrier is no shame, but being ashamed of it is.
Thank You for the job you do! I know it is not easy.
NEXT UP: Opt For Optimism Challenge: Day 24