I have a courier business which I have been operating for quite a while now. We get all sorts of parcels to be delivered, some are just the regular documents or parcels, others are more bizarre but this is something of a first which happened ever since I started my courier business a few years ago.
The Bewildered Caller
It was a particularly slow morning and I was chilling about in my office when I got a call from a boy, I assumed it was a boy because he sounded very young and scared. It took me a while to make sense of what he was trying to tell me. None the less I tried to calm him down by asking him a few basic questions.
The problem was that this young man was supposed to submit a final assignment to his class teacher which was to be marked and the result to be added up to an aggregate. In a rush when he left home in the morning he had forgotten to carry the assignment in his book bag and had forgotten it at home. Since it was school hours he wasn’t allowed to leave the school and another reason was that he had an exam in a short while which made it almost impossible for him to go and collect the assignment by himself. His mom was home but she wasn’t well enough to drive all the way to school, he asked me if I could be of service.
To this I of course said yes, because that’s what we normally did, collect people’s stuff and deliver it where required.
Courier to the rescue
I asked him to tell me the address of both the places and asked him to stay put while I deliver his assignment in less than an hour. I made my way over to his home where his worried mother stood by the door, assignment in hand and looking around for someone from the courier service to arrive.
On seeing me I knew she heaved a sigh of relief, her painfully slow gait making me realize that this lady was not well enough to stand even let alone drive all the way to her son’s school. I asked her not to worry and she gave me a grateful smile. Its moments like these when you feel that you are doing something worthwhile.
Right On Time
On that day it seemed that everything was working in my favor and I thanked my lucky stars that there wasn’t much traffic on the road. I arrived at the school and asked to be taken to see Mr. let’s call him Jim. I told the head teacher that it was an important delivery and she took it from me and told me to rest assured that the young man would be with me shortly to collect it.
Then Jim came bounding up to me and boy he was glad to see me. I smiled back at him and after having him sign the receipt I left for another run. However this time it wasn’t quite so interesting , just delivering a bunch of letters to a certain company.
Living on an oil rig is pretty dangerous and though companies invest millions of dollars to lower the risk of life hazards on an oil rig, circumstances and weather conditions often cause unforeseen disasters to happen. The most at risk are the oil rig workers who have to face continuous stressful situations. One such incident happened on an oil rig where I was working.
The oil rig in Scotland was responsible for drilling a deep-sea well, and the workers had to work under challenging circumstances. The constant noise is deafening and requires that almost everyone wears ear plugs. However for the people working on the oil rig it was just another day and everyone went about their work as normal. However overhead storm clouds gathered and rough wind started to blow.
The gusts of wind made it difficult to see and it was obvious that a storm was brewing. All in all when conditions become harsh most of the crew is transported into life capsules and transported to land in safety. However during this particular storm the management was devastated to come to know that one of the life saving capsules seemed to have stopped functioning.
It could have resulted in a major catastrophe and devastation for the crew working on the oil rig and might have resulted in the tragedy had it not been a welcome intervention from a courier company which carried a life saving boat to the middle of the ocean.
Salvaged By The Courier Ship
The management had made frantic calls for safety to the radar on the land and ordered an extra life boat to be dispatched as soon as possible. The task was handed over to a courier company which specializes in carrying freight across rivers and oceans. The courier people promised that the life boats would be transported to the troubled crew in less than an hour.
Onshore To Safety
The life boat arrived during the promised time and most workers heaved a sigh of relief, meanwhile the storm clouds continued to build up and the gale blew relentlessly. For someone who was weak of heart this would have been a terrifying sight. But men who work on oil rigs are intrinsically brave individuals who know that they might have to battle such calamities at some point in their careers as oil rig workers.
Soon all the workers were taken to the shore albeit a few minutes later than expected which the norm was considering the terrible storm which had brewed up. Thus a major disaster was averted thanks to the help of a courier service.