22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!

Happy mail carrier.
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Most of Them Don’t Mind If You Pull up to the Trucks

Some workers won’t mind shaving a few minutes off their journey if you pull up to their trucks and ask for your mail a little early.

They only ask that you at least step out of the car and get it- it’s quite rude to stick your hand out of the window and wait for the worker to come around to you.

Most Mail Carriers Love Their Jobs and the People They Serve

Some people might think of this type of work as exhausting, but they’re not seeing the bigger picture. Most mail carriers love what they do and they do it with a huge smile on their faces!

Why? Because most of the people they serve brighten their days. Some make friends along the way and make long-lasting relationships.

They Try to Deliver to Every Address, No Matter How Remote

Most rural areas can’t rely on FedEx or UPS. That’s where the USPS comes in.

You could live in the most remote place in the U.S., the U.S. Postal Service is required to get your mail to you, rain or snow! That’s something you won’t get with private companies!

In fact, UPS and FedEx both rely on USPS to make some final deliveries.

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4 thoughts on “22 Things Your Mail Carrier Won’t Tell You, But You Should Know Anyway!”

  1. Trish & Steve Hertel

    We are so very grateful to our mail deliverers and the entire team. They’ve been most helpful and wonderful folks!!! THANK YOU ALL for your service!!!

  2. Finally! Someone took the time to point out the letter carrier’s job in detail. I could add more as a retired letter carrier trainer, but you hit the major points in this article. I would add that when your mail is late, it could be due to a variety of reasons…sick call-ins, huge amounts on mail–especially on Mondays and after holidays, doctor appointments and more. A big one–Day Light Savings Time! Try being the new carrier attempting to find your mailbox in the dark…or playing dodge car for those who park in front of mailboxes and having to dismount to service your mailbox…there are over 11 actions for each box, and more when delivering in the dark. Thanks for this publishing this article!

  3. They are great people and like any other group of people you meet one once in a while that its a job but so rare.In my life I have had rural, walking,home ,apt with stairs carriers all the best.A few became friends

  4. We know all the mail persons who deliver to us over the years, give them a cold bottle of water when it’s hot out, and a nice cash Christmas gift in a sealed Christmas Card. Is a nice gift to them.

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