Video: West Seattle woman and friends deliver thanks to US Postal Service workers

December 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle people | 9 Comments

It’s usually the U.S. Postal Service workers who do the delivering – but today, the tables were turned as Liz Latham delivered pizza and a musical mini-flash mob singing words of gratitude to workers at the West Seattle Junction Post Office:

She shared word of her plan this morning; at noontime, we went to the Post Office to see what happened. And there was Liz – pizzas, singers, and all!

She wanted to credit fellow West Seattleite and former Mayor Greg Nickels for inspiration, after he posted a public “thank you” to postal workers via Facebook, for their work “delivering those last, last-minute gifts right through Christmas Eve.” (He told Liz he’d pitch in to help cover the pizza cost, too.) And there’s no question they’ve been busy; USPS spokesperson is quoted in this national story as saying that volume was up 19 percent this holiday season over last year.


  1. This is the most awesomest thing I’ve seen this year!

    Comment by CraigH — 3:36 pm December 27, 2013 #

  2. Well done, Liz!

    Comment by Ben — 3:43 pm December 27, 2013 #

  3. How cool!



    Comment by miws — 4:12 pm December 27, 2013 #

  4. That’s awesome. I went to the junction post office last Saturday expecting a long wait and the line went quickly and the staff was friendly and patient!

    Comment by NativetoSeattle — 6:13 pm December 27, 2013 #

  5. A great idea and well deserved.

    Comment by Wendell — 7:00 pm December 27, 2013 #

  6. Love it! I frequent the lower Queen Anne post office (it’s near my office). They are the most genuinely nice, friendly, and helpful bunch – it’s always a pleasure to stop in, even if I have to wait in line. Thanks to all dedicated USPS workers!

    Comment by Maggie — 7:13 pm December 27, 2013 #

  7. Nice work, Liz! What a thoughtful idea.

    Comment by Charell Estby — 5:48 am December 28, 2013 #

  8. What a wonderful thing to do! :). Thank you, Liz. (and thank you to the post office employee!)

    Comment by Dina — 7:02 am December 28, 2013 #

  9. Really like the folks at the Junction Post Office. And for all the bad service and coverage that UPS and FedEx got over the past week, the post office delivered all our packages on time. They consistently perform better than UPS. I wish they got more public credit when they do things right.

    Comment by elikapeka — 9:50 am December 28, 2013 #

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