Compassionate VND carriers
We have two newspapers delivered around our neighborhood. Early morning, it's the paper in the green bag; later, it's the red bag containing the Valley News Dispatch.
When I run in the morning, I often see the green-bag papers lying all over yards. I like to grab them and move them to the door for my neighbors.
The red papers are always carefully placed at the door. I don't know if this is just in my area or everywhere, but our delivery people make sure the papers are at the door.
On a recent, bitterly cold morning, I put on my face mask and shoes with snow spikes and headed out. I was a little shocked to see the VND delivery man out already. He and his friend slipped and slid through the slush carrying the papers to the doors. That must have been annoying and frustrating.
I soon passed a house where a green-bag paper was sitting near an ice-covered driveway. I almost grabbed it, but felt embarrassed doing it with the VND guys watching me. So I decided I'd circle the block and move it on my way home after they were gone.
Much to my surprise, when I came back to my neighbor's house, I saw the green paper and the red paper resting perfectly at the door together. To think that these guys took the extra time to make sure both papers were waiting in the safest spot for their customers was awesome to behold.
I don't know why this warmed my heart so, but it made my day.