With high street stores struggling and online sales booming, your friendly delivery guy has found himself at the center of the modern economy. Business is booming for companies like FedEx and UPS, and I know from personal experience that being out and about on your route, getting some exercise while meeting people and picking up a good paycheck is certainly nothing to be sniffed at.
However, some people are just snobs and tend to judge others based on their idea of ‘worth,’ rather than more human traits such as character, warmth, and personality. Examples of snobs’ favorite ways of judging you include wealth, ‘class,’ appearance, taste in art and fashion and… profession. Someone, commenting on a thread about UPS drivers, decided that it might be fun to mock delivery guys by suggesting that their job is ‘nothing to be proud of.’
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Needless to say, it didn’t go down well. For Seinfeld fans, the irony of HellooNewmann coming to the rescue to stand up for delivery drivers is delicious, and this response was as poetic as one could expect from the portly postman. Because come on, shitting on somebody for simply trying to make an honest living is lame. Through our work, we are all contributing to society in one way or another and deserve to be respected! And besides, as Newman himself once said about postal workers: “Just remember. When you control the mail, you control… information.”
People were supportive of the comment and shared their own experiences