Guess who came at the doorstep today!The familiar individual was missing for many months since the lockdown began on the national level. Rain or shine, walking his regular route steadfastly, he was there, right on schedule, with timely deliveries.
No, I'm not referring to the delivery boys of e-commerce sites, but to the postman. I was really surprised and quite delighted, in fact, to see him, mask firmly in place, sliding the mail through each flat's letter slot in our building. I expressed my happiness to him and thanked him. A really nice thing, too, was that the single envelope that was delivered today was from our family deity's temple Trust which sends us the schedule of pujas conducted there. It was like an auspicious moment which brought us great joy.
Now we can expect our postal mail deliveries to resume on a regular basis, I suppose, and the lady personnel also coming around during her scheduled evening time. They are, of course, at risk much like the healthcare workers and those who have been providing similar essential services even during the lockdown, such as the milkman and garbage collectors. So hats off to all the khadi-uniformed personnel!