Southern Manners & Delivery Folks

7 May

I have a habit of making friends with regular delivery (US Mail, UPS, FedEx) people.  Maybe it’s the small-town in me, but I feel compelled to at least give a bright & cheery “hello” when they walk in.  And, what usually begins as a “nice gesture” thing to do eventually gets on my nerves.  I find myself not looking forward to the time(s) when they typically arrive, because, well…I’m going to have to make small talk.

Today’s convo with the UPS man revolved around the possible design of t-shirts (for his side business).  Today’s convo with the mailman involved the 90’s music that was playing in our office.  The FedEx guy just walked in, and after the aforementioned visits…I let someone else greet him.

I think I need to be more NYC and less Georgia around here.

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One Response to “Southern Manners & Delivery Folks”

  1. Rebecca May 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Love this blog post. 🙂 Its so true, isn’t it? We try to be friendly then sometimes end up having to engage in a lengthy conversation. This happened to me not long ago with a pest control guy…yep, came to my Daddy’s house to catch a maniac squirrel that had gotten in Daddy’s house. Pest guy decided to have a seat, make himself at home and have a conversation with my daddy, who engaged him by the way, and was still there when i decided to leave 15 minutes later. I know there’ s a blog post in this story somewhere for me. P.S. I really enjoy your blog. 🙂

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