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Kuaidi Duanxin; Up Close and Personal

They know what time you go to work and what time you get home. They never stop phoning you or sending you texts until they see your face. They wait for you all the time. Sometimes they catch you running downstairs in pyjamas on a bad hair day. They even know your mum and dad.

Locals call them “快递小哥” (Little delivery brother) as if they are one of the relations. The more packages you order, the more personal many become with their couriers. In many cases, they might be more fun than you might think. The following are real messages that locals received from their delivery guys.

Some are good boyfriend material

“Have you got home yet?”

“What time can you come back?”

“Why haven’t you answered any of my calls?”

“If you are really busy, just send me a text.”

“Why is it always impossible to reach you? Do you know how worried I am?”

“Wait for me at home tonight. I will be there. ”

Some would try anything to avoid climbing those stairs

“Please pick up your package as soon as possible. I am very good looking.”

“I’m afraid of your dog. Could you please come downstairs and pick up the package yourself?”

“Come downstairs. I beg you. I have acrophobia.”

Others are just simply considerate

“I see you’ve ordered a lot of packages for the past week. You should consider go easy on shopping in case your lunch money run out by the end of the month.”

“Wang Mei. You have a package.”
“I’m not at home. Just leave the package somewhere by the door.”
“OK. I’ve stuck the package on the second branch of the tree outside your building, so no one would steal it. Be careful when you climb the tree.”

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Nanjing

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Humidity: 46%

Wind: 12.87 km/h

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