Friday, May 2, 2008

Something BIG is coming...


It's big. It's square. It has big flat eyes and it rumbles.


Why, it's the FedEx truck coming down our driveway! Astonishing to see so large a vehicle on our road, and at eight in the evening at that.




The young driver's face was dirt-streaked as he handed me my package.


"Goodness!" I said. "I can't believe you came all the way out here."

"Ma'am," he said (he really did say Ma'am. I was so impressed), "I go everywhere. All over Roane County, Wirt County, in town, up hollers. I won't finish until 10 o'clock tonight."


"I'd offer you a glass of wine," I said, "but I guess your company wouldn't like it."




"I'd almost take it," he grinned, remounting his great white monster. Then he rumbled up and away on his rounds.

I almost felt guilty about ordering things online and dragging that poor boy down my road.

Almost.

1 comment:

Robbyn said...

lol...sure beats sitting in pollution and traffic jams :)

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