It’s a good thing too – mail carriers face a myriad of challenges in their day-to-day work. Even the USPS trucks can be difficult to master, since their steering columns are on the right-hand side. And the vehicles are normally around 25 to 30 years old.
Sometimes, mail carriers are actually allowed to refuse to deliver the mail. If they feel that delivering the mail would place them in danger, a mailman can take the letters back to the post office. Additionally, if it is an extreme case, a person might have to go pick up the mail from the post office themselves.
But that wasn’t the problem Hefta encountered. He had gotten to know an old lady on his route called Alice Paschke and made an effort to deliver the mail all the way to her door. Hefta told WDAZ-TV, “Alice was just a nice lady, and she lived out there by herself.”