Courier: (n) a messenger who transports packages and documents
After many years of receiving mail, packages and having messages transferred all over the world, I can probably count on two hands the number of times that something went afoul.
Stop for a second and think about that.
Especially in this age of free shipping and orders being delivered to your door, seemingly night and day, how do these companies maintain such a meticulous record of efficiency?
I know it’s popular to attack institutions, religion, politics, business and entertainment, but every once in a while we should stop and consider the courtesy and care given by the courier.
For we certainly believe with all our hearts that if we mail a letter, ship a package or send something overnight, it is going to arrive safe and sound—often within the tiny window of our desire.
There is nothing else I know of that is so constant.
- The grocery store runs out of sales items.
- Politicians lie.
- Religion can leave your soul dry and unfulfilled.
- Entertainment is hit and miss.
- And businesses set out to write a book and often get no further than Chapter Eleven.
But the courier stands, perhaps singularly, as the symbol of efficient, merciful, repetitious and tender loving care.