Every day in every rural area in America, private contract rural mail carriers are out there going from box to box delivering the mail in rain, sleet, snow and sun, putting their life in the hands of other drivers. If you don’t believe it, you need to get out of the city and see the USA (as they used to say in your Chevrolet). Highway patrol are not on gravel roads and non state highways and no Sheriff in his right mind would ticket a mail carrier if he likes being Sheriff.
We just had Veteran’s Day and a tribute to the vets, but I think we also need a Mail Carriers Day as a tribute to these hard working folks. I’m in town but have a mail box and mail delivered by an actual postal employee. One day last year when it snowed hard and the road hadn’t been plowed yet, he came walking around our circle delivering the mail. I said I hope you get a bonus for that and he said he was afraid he’d get stuck so decided to just walk the route instead of driving. I gave him a Christmas bonus.