August 29, 2013

Our Neighbors: Sitting behind a desk isn’t for him



While on his route, Allen receives ample opportunities to talk with his customers, often chatting with more than 200 people on any given day.  “I say ‘Hi,’ or ‘How are you doing?’ or we talk about the weather.  So every day is different.  I like talking to people.  My routes always grow because I always treat people the way I want to be treated,” said Allen.

This motto has served Allen well over the years.  From personally bringing the elderly’s trash to the curb, to playing the guitar for customers, Allen has carved a place in many hearts in Laurel County. 

“He’s a good, honest, hardworking guy.  He’s truly one in a million,” agreed Nadean Elkins, a co-worker at Poff Carting.

According to Allen, the Laurel County community is the reason why he continues to work.  “I’m going to go as long as I can go.  It ain’t like a job to me.  Everyone’s like family.” 

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