when I'm out on my route?
Well, it really depends on the day.
Usually it has nothing to to with anything that's in the mail that day.
Seriously, I think very little about what may or may not be in the mail/packages people get.
Occasionally I may read the cover of OK! magazine, but only because they come up with the craziest stuff.
And yeah, once in awhile I might read the cover of Soap Opera Digest, but only if it's the ABC soaps one, and only if it has something to do with General Hospital, not that I watch it, but I used to.
So, here's the big secret...
I'm usually thinking, "Oh, I hope they aren't in there watching me because I just..." and then finish the sentence with any number of these remarks on a given day.
...had to go back to 3 different boxes (on the same street) because I wasn't paying close enough attention and it caught up to me.
...tripped on the sidewalk as I was taking a package to the door, and in the process, dropped said package.
...fell into my vehicle, because I didn't step up high enough and got my foot caught on the step. (causing a bruise on my arm from the stearing wheel)
...dropped all of the mail on the ground as I went to put it in the box, and then had to get out to pick it all up.
...twisted my ankle on the uneven ground as I stepped out of the vehicle.
...spilled all of my water down my front when I was getting a drink. (and man is that cold!)
...ran over their dog! (no, just kidding on that one, it's never happened to me, but did happen to someone I know, and right in front of the owner)
...opened the door on the box and it fell off the post. (This has happened too many times.)
...don't have time to talk for 20 minutes if they come out here.
Ok, I do think about more than that, but on most days I'm so clumsy I usually think one of these things at least once. I have more bruises on my arms, and most are from the door latches. They stick out obnoxiously far and I'm always running in to them. And I pretty much always backtrack if I miss a package (I do it from memory) which I probably average about every other day.
Lately, I've been loving all the questions I've been getting about the heat.
"Is it hot enough for you?"...um, what do you think?
"Do you have air conditioning in that thing?"...no, actually my heat is on all year, so it's hotter in the vehicle than outside.
I do have a couple of really nice people that leave me water. One lady puts a container of ice and a gatorade in the box for me, a full size gatorade...NICE!
So those of you that were worried, have no fear, your mail doesn't really tell us that much about you.