Let’s face it: with “stay at home” orders in place and stores filling orders by either delivery or curbside pick-up, delivery drivers are working over-over-time! I’m glad delivery drivers are considered essential. (They are definitely essential to me!) But being essential also means you’re on the front line. You’re faced with the potential to pick up nasty germs, and you’re touching a variety of things all day, non-stop. As much as I love the recognition for our healthcare workers at this time, I do feel like ALL of our essential workers deserve the “extra” cheers and recognition for rocking at their everyday jobs. (Moms and Dads staying at home with kids, working, caring for the house and doing school lessons get all my extra cheers, too!)
Since mid-March, I have been sewing “fu face masks” to donate to healthcare workers, friends and family. As of April 30, I’ve sewn 200+ masks, but I lost count after 100, and numbers don’t mean much to me anyway. You can see my quote, thoughts on donating masks and the hot pink sewing machine I use in this newspaper article.
A few days ago, I noticed my UPS driver wasn’t wearing a mask when he dropped off a package I had to sign for. It made me start wondering why he was that close to me without being protected, though I fully understand it’s a personal choice.
The next day, I set a box outside with some snacks, water and masks, along with a sign of thanks to express my gratitude.
With the next delivery (which was the following day — don’t judge me!), the UPS driver left me a note of appreciation, written right on the box he had brought to my door.
If you’d like to print the free delivery driver sign, I’ve attached 3 for you to choose from.