Many of us here, have experienced a work day where our character was tested. Yes, each and every work day for a driver is a grind on the body and mind but I'm talking about a day where everything associated with driving is seemingly working against you! One of those days where even the drive to work was made longer due to a bunch of distracted drivers and the never ending road construction. A day in which you find out your diesel truck was red tagged and replaced with a gas, no power steering truck with only 1/4 tank remaining. Then, you glance at the load and you can quickly deduce that your normal loader is absent and see packages stacked down the middle of the floor. The sup, was able to call in other drivers early but apparently failed to call you. Needless to say, the day included road construction, many missloads, heavy on delivery and pu pieces, never ending on call air messages and a text from the wife asking if it was possible to get home a little earlier than usual. With all this said, the hardest part was keeping my composure through the day. I've always maintained that the mental part of the job is the toughest. UPS, compensates its drivers with a high wage and included in that wage is acting professional as possible at all times no matter the circumstance. It would have been easy for me and wrong to have taken it out on those that I interact with on a daily basis and strangers by lashing out and showing rudeness, coldness. I got a lesson on the aspects, which my son constantly hears from me; patience and kindness. The last walk from the building to my car gave me an opportunity to shake off the day and clear my mind for the most important stop of the day, home.