The Postman (ডাকপিয়ন)
Introduction: A postman with his khaki dress and a turban on his head, is a very familiar figure to us. Every day at a particular time he is seen passing through the streets. He is the most eagerly awaited person. He brings news from our near and dear ones living at the home and abroad. Sometimes he walks wearily with a bag weighing heavy under his arms and sometimes he looks energetic. Our heart swells with expectations when we see him approaching our doors.
Duties and responsibilities: A postman performs various duties and responsibilities. His daily duty begins in the morning. He goes to the post office, sorts the letters and parcels, and makes separate bundles out of them for different localities of his beat. Then he comes out with the letters, money orders, parcels, etc.
goes from door to door and delivers the same to the receivers. All these mean heavy labor for him. He attends the office on time and performs his duties sincerely. If he fails, it may cause irreparable loss to the persons concerned.
Importance of a postman: The postman renders valuable service to us. Sometimes he brings letters containing good news and sometimes he causes us sorrow and grief by delivering bad news. But we think him for all that and he is always welcome to us. The postman relieves us of our anxiety when he comes to us with the postal money order.
Dutiful and friendly: A postman is responsible, punctual, and dutiful. He is to be prompt and punctual in his duty. Any kind of failure or delay in his duty may cause great harm to the people. Very strict rules have been laid down to regulate his conduct and he is severely dealt with for any breach of discipline. In spite of all these, he is well-behaved and friendly with all and shares the joys and sorrows of the people in his locality.
Lifestyle: A postman leads a miserable life. He is very much neglected. He is ill-paid and can hardly make both ends. He always remains in want and poverty. He is not held in due respect. Though the postman has to undergo a heavy laborious duty, he always remains in want of poverty. So we see a postman walking along the roads with tattered clothes and broken health he suffers from poverty, malnutrition, and hunger.
Conclusion: The postman is a very important person in our society. In consideration of the responsibilities and the arduous nature of his work, he should be given a handsome salary. Proper steps should be taken by the government to improve his fate.