LETTER: Thank postal carriers

I realize that this has been a very stressful time for all of us. There is one thing you can do to make someone’s day just a bit brighter.

There has been so much negativity, pain, suffering, people losing their jobs, businesses and lives for something they have no control over.

We have thanked our first responders, nurses, doctors, those who have been working very diligently on a vaccine and volunteers who did the trials to combat this scourge that was brought to our shores.

Most of us have thanked the people that work at the big box stores on the North Olympic Peninsula, the grocery stores, laundromats, UPS, FedEx, coffee stands and restaurants/fast food places that had the chance of staying open the entire time for those of us who need these.

But there is another very few to stop and thank — your postal carrier, mail man/woman, whatever you personally refer to them as.

Yes, that person.

That person who has been lifting 50 pound bags of dog food, having to wear headlamps just to see the boxes and not having porch lights on after dark so they can bring you a bigger package, and a lot of them don’t get home until 7 to 9 p.m.

Sometimes they even have to go back and pick up more packages because they hadn’t enough room to carry them.

I am asking you please show them some appreciation and give them a big shoutout for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Francine Chappell

Sequim