People who voluntarily climb into a dark, deep hole almost every day to spend a large part of their working hours there probably deserve our utmost respect. Not only do they remove excrement, but also the remains and other dirt that we produce. They contribute enormously to our high standard of living and have a job that is not only demanding but also necessary for a functioning infrastructure. This work should in no way be taken for granted. But a look at the trenches shows: the appreciation of the canal worker leaves a lot to be desired. Honking and wild gesticulating is probably the order of the day when an orange vehicle is blocking the narrow streets of bamberg. Whether the letter carrier has it also so heavily? But one expects his little pack – therefore one rather accepts the handicap? Maybe it's time to scold less and instead say thank you more often – to the people who do every day what hardly anyone likes to do.