Three Cheers for the Postman

By Mark Hopper


I suspect that the employees at the post office are the recipients of a lot of criticism.   I know I have voiced my frustration about the long lines and slow service at the post office in the past.  Maybe you have too.


I am sure that they hear many comments and words of criticism that are unkind and undeserved.  Customers are always in a hurry and it seems like the lines moves slowly at the post office.  I’m sure that the postal employees have a thankless task as they try to serve the needs of impatient customers.


However, I want to go on record and express my appreciation for the people at the post office in Diamond Bar.  I was pleasantly surprised by the shorter lines and positive service.  They deserve some recognition for their hard work.


We tend to ship things overseas several times a year.  Birthdays and holidays required sending small packages with special gifts for wonderful grandchildren and family members.


My wife does most of the shopping.  She asks our daughters who live overseas what the grandkids need or want for their birthdays or Christmas.  They provide some helpful ideas and she sets out to find the right gift for each grandchild.


Sometimes, we order gifts online and have them shipped directly to their homes.  Amazon, FedEx and UPS all offer delievery overseas.  Many of the items are already in Europe, we just have to track them down and order the desired items.


But, some gifts need to be purchased locally and shipped overseas.  We have found that shipping them through the local post office is most coat effective.  Don’t misunderstand, the price to ship even a small box to Europe is pretty high.  But, our post offfice has a pretty good record getting our packages to their oversea destination on time.


We have a very diverse community in Diamond Bar.  People who live here are from all over the world.  And, these wonderful people send letters and packages to their friends and families all over the world.  I have seen postal employees patiently assist people from many different countries.  They have helped me on a number of occasions to get our packages to our families in other parts of the world.


I hope you will exercise more patience the next time you go to the Post Office.  And, I hope you will express your appreciation to the postal workers, too.  They will be glad you did and you will too.  Three cheeers for the people who work at the Post Office.


Pastor Mark Hopper

Efree church of Diamond Bar

3255 South Diamond Bar Blvd


Sunday Services: 9:00 & 10:45 AM