Paying Postage

– Monologue by Marty Johnson – 

The Pandemic revealed the fragility of supply lines worldwide. From the small neighborhood shipping office where we mail our parcels, to the bottlenecked ports where imports pile up, the fabled phrase “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” has never rung more true. The below monologue chronicles one small business owner’s efforts to build community, bolster partner stores, and offers a window into the teamwork and problem solving ethos that distinguishes workers in a vital profession. 



Marty Johnson is a shopkeeper, wordsmith, mentor, and survivor. He owns Uncle Marty’s Shipping Office in Ithaca, New York, runs the Collegetown Small Business Alliance, volunteers as ex officio Director of Communication and Advisor to the Board for AMBC, and serves as Editor and Producer of MBC Today. Learn more at #AskUncleMarty