I have a rural route. There arent any restaurants in the area where I take lunch. I have lived and delivered in this community for over 26 years now, my wife works in this community, my kids went to school here. Many of my customers are also friends. So if I am parked under a tree and get approached by a customer who needs their medication or other urgent package, I’m not going to tell them that they have to sit and wait for another 20 minutes until my lunch or break is over. That is rude and unprofessional and a poor way to treat someone who is not only a customer but a fellow community member. I’m going to give them their package, and then add 30 seconds or a minute or however long it took me to grab that package onto the end of my lunch or break period. The contract language says we are entitled to an uninterrupted meal period. The intent was to prevent management from dispatching us during the meal period or instructing us to take it in multiple short intervals. It was not intended to prevent us from being respectful to customers in the scenario I have just described.