Today, things were going great on the route... until I blew a tire in a new development with very very high curbs.
Thanks be to the Lord that the spare tire was actually a regulation tire, not a donut. SO I had that going for me... until I blew that one later in a development where there are no curbs at all. A storm drain got me.
I almost quit. Thanks to the regular carrier, the one who I will sub for and who is training me, all the mail was delivered, all the outbound mail made it to the post office before the truck came to get it, a new tire was purchased and installed on my car, and I was back at home by 5:20pm.
First rule when working for the postal service: tomorrow is another day.