Sitting in a locked-down block in Beijing’s hutongs, I’ve come to miss the dozen or so delivery drivers who regularly leave packages for me and my neighbors in the courtyard. Fang zai zhuozi shang—put it on the table—is probably my most often said Chinese sentence every day.

I read an interesting question the other day: Imagine you had to draw a delivery person. What would they look like?

So, did you imagine a woman?

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