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

USPS truck on icy road.
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They Form Strong Bonds With the People They Serve

Mail carriers make deep connections with the people in their communities. They might show up at just the right time, such as for a family event and it’s not uncommon for the people they serve to go out and have small talk with them.

Like we said earlier, they may seem rushed, but it doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate you being friendly with them. You may make a friend for life with them and they could even help you out of a pickle if they see something amiss!

Small Things Are Really Meaningful to Them

Even if you’re tired or you’re in a rush, make sure to park your car in the driveway. Don’t obstruct your mailboxes!
Just think about it, if it takes you a few extra minutes to park in your driveway then it’ll also take mail carriers extra time to get to your mailbox.

They Look Out for Mistakes

A mail carrier who knows his or her route very well might spot mistakes on letters. For example, your name could be right but your house number could be off by one digit one way or another. If you’ve still got the right envelope, you know who to thank!

Be Considerate in Snowy Weather

We know, we know, nobody likes sweeping or shoveling their stairs… but you should still be considerate and do it.
Think about the mail carrier that has to walk all day. If they encounter more than one house with difficult to reach mailboxes because of the weather, it’ll just make the job harder. Please, be considerate!

 

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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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