know many of you are feeling the frustration of a slow down of delivery
from U.P.S. etc. Please be kind to your U.P.S. delivery drivers. It's
not that they're being lazy or keeping your pkgs. on their trucks, but
many of the trailers haven't been able to even get to the local U.P.S.
centers, especially when your merch is coming from up North, and
interstates are iced over.
I become a "U.P.S. Christmas
widow" each year at this time when the Christmas rush arrives. I know
that sounds dramatic, but we become two ships that pass in the night
this time of year. Monty leaves at 7:30 a.m. and doesn't even get home
until 10:00p.m. or later most of these blistery, cold days. He's so worn
out from running double time in bad conditions that he barely has
strength to eat a warm meal (that's been sitting for several hours)
before dragging himself to bed for 8 hours sleep.
Last year he was out
in the big snow storm and ran off the icy road. Within minutes, a semi
came down the same hill and barreled into his truck, sending it up into a
tree...He was running away from his truck as fast as he could in the
deep snow, seconds before the semi rammed his vehicle. (And I was on
the phone with him while he ran!) I was beside myself, and wanted him
home right then!
Monty's missed many meals with the family on Christmas
Eve, as he usually has to work that day also, until all pkgs. are
delivered. He comes in wind burned, barely able to walk from having
frozen feet, hours late as the rest of the family celebrates---Christmas
is a wonderful, warm time of year that most are spending a bit of extra
time with their family.
Those U.P.S. drivers are just hoping for 8
hours of sleep each night, and a hot meal once a day until December 26!
I love my delivery
driver/husband, (and miss him being around this time of year.) Weekends are
their only reprieve, and that's the time they use to catch up on their
rest, (lots of recliner naps) and battle colds that they can't miss work
And down from my soap box I step .
Be kind to your local U.P.S. man this holiday season!
And I'm not sure what the "numbers" are for, (I guess my lap top thought my rant needed to be a numbered power point!!!) I tried to remove them, but the computer won.