Because if not today, when?
True story: after I dropped my thesis off at the UPS store, I stopped to get dinner. Then I went to the liquor store for, um, party favors.
As I went to leave, I turned around and the guy behind me in line at the liquor store was wearing a UPS uniform.
(Note: no, it wasn’t Brian. For those of you who are new here, yes, I am on a first-name basis with my UPS driver. We text sometimes. He’s awesome. Sadly, he was off today so we couldn’t share this special day.)
Me: “I just drove an hour to drop off my thesis at the UPS store!”
In case you think I’m just a weirdo online: Nope. Full-on weirdo talking to the UPS guy in line at he liquor store.
Him: “I just picked up everything from the UPS store. I dropped it off at the hub. I’m off now.”
(I guess he added the last part in case I thought he was driving the UPS truck to the liquor store?)
Me: “You’re carrying the last two years of my life in there. Please be careful.”
Him: (laughs) “You bet.”
If I hadn’t checked out already I totally would have paid for his stuff too.
I worked at UPS one summer in high school. I just remembered that my truck was all Chicago zip codes.
So if you had a package sent from Massachusetts to Chicago via UPS in the late 80s, I may have touched it.
(Not like that.)
Actually, I never officially left the Teamsters union, so technically I’m still a Teamster… albeit who is 20+ years behind on dues.
Did I mention I mailed off my thesis today?
Because I did.
Why am I still typing next to an empty glass?