This morning as I sipped my coffee and read the morning news, my phone beeped. A text from my mail-carrier Cindy. "Todd, I'm making my rounds early today and I have a package for you that will require a sig. Will you be around?" It made me think how thankful I am for such a great Mail-Carrier. She really takes care of me. We text!
On Cindy's 1st day delivering to me a couple years ago she went out of her way to come to my door and meet me. She was told by my last carrier Jose, that I mailed and received quite a few packages. Get this..... she wanted me to have her cel phone number so we could always have good communication when packages were coming or going. How awesome is that!
As a Comic buyer/seller if you do not have a good relationship with your Mail-Carrier then you are really blowing it. My last 3 carriers have all been awesome people. Remember, they are carrying your "babies" (sometimes, really valuable babies) so take a moment to get to know them a little. Also, take care of them at xmas (I always give my carrier a $50 gift cert during the holidays, although I'm definitely going to up it this year).
In our short chats at the mailbox, I found out that Cindy (who's about 55) sacrificed her career in Law Enforcement to move to my area to help take care of her dad who is old/sick. Her salary now is about half of what it was. In these last 2 years taking care of her dad, and being a full time postal carrier, thru online college she just got her Doctorate in a "Social services" field.
So, I call her "Doctor Cindy" every time I see her now. My mail carrier is a Doctor, how many of you can say that?
Anyway, I just wanted to give a shout out to all the great Mail-Carriers out there. Feel free to honor yours here.