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Mail carriers still human

The Spokesman-Review

In response to Mr. Louis (letters, Dec. 23): Mail carriers are not bionic. We are doing our best during limited hours, are trying to complete our deliveries despite not being able to walk our normal paths or do curbside deliveries in a timely fashion because of snow.

Our LLVs are chained up. Who do you think has to deal with an LLV that is stuck in the snow or pops a chain?

Since the onslaught of snow, I have been able to complete my route three times. During the year, I’ve tried my hardest to deliver the mail as close to schedule as possible. Do you realize that after a mail carrier clocks off tomorrow, he or she has to drive home, tend to pets and wet clothing, fix dinner, shovel or snow blow, eat dinner and try to relax before hitting the pillow. Eight hours of sleep is a dream.

We arise the next morning to do it all over again. Mr. Louis, you are the wuss for not being able to deal with the inconvenience provided by extreme weather for all of us. Happy New Year!

Jana Eichwald



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