• Tip the mailman?

    From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to All on Mon Dec 7 15:30:34 2020
    So,

    Wondering if the people here "tip" their US Mailman around Christmas, and if so what you provide? My wife always wants to give quite generous gifts to the mailman, and I'm kinda of the opinion that they are just doing their job.

    This year at her instruction, we gave our mailman a box of Godiva chocholates and an Amazon Gift Card. I've read that they are not allowed to take cash, but can take non-cash gifts....

    If we had a regular UPS Man I might consider tipping them. But where I live it seems like we have a new UPS driver every few weeks, sometimes multiple trucks in the same day. So I don't even know who our regular guy is.

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  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Bob Roberts on Mon Dec 7 21:44:37 2020
    Bob wrote:
    So,

    Wondering if the people here "tip" their US Mailman around Christmas, and if so what you provide? My wife always wants to give quite generous gifts to the mailman, and I'm kinda of the opinion that they are just doing their job.

    This year at her instruction, we gave our mailman a box of Godiva chocholates and an Amazon Gift Card. I've read that they are not allowed to take cash, but can take non-cash gifts....

    Chocolates sound like a good idea. You're right. Government employees cannot accept cash gifts or anything that can be used like cash, like a prepaid visa card.

    Your gift needs to be less than $20 in value per occasion and no more than $50 per year.

    It does say, however, per customer not per household.

    Keep in mind your mail person works 6 days a week, it doesn't matter if it's 100F out or -10F - they will be out delivering your mail.


    If we had a regular UPS Man I might consider tipping them. But where I live it seems like we have a new UPS driver every few weeks, sometimes multiple trucks in the same day. So I don't even know who our regular guy is.

    Best thing for them is to leave out snacks and cold water during the summer
    and maybe an urn of hot coffee in the winter.

    Just the smallest of gestures can make the day for someone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xQbHpyOcQM
  • From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to Nelgin on Tue Dec 8 12:34:27 2020
    If we had a regular UPS Man I might consider tipping them. But where I
    live it seems like we have a new UPS driver every few weeks, sometimes
    multiple trucks in the same day. So I don't even know who our regular guy
    is.

    Best thing for them is to leave out snacks and cold water during the summer and maybe an urn of hot coffee in the winter.

    Just the smallest of gestures can make the day for someone.

    I've seen some of those snack tables people leave out on Reddit. Quite fancy.

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  • From Daryl Stout@316:36/20 to Bob Roberts on Thu Dec 10 16:53:00 2020
    Bob,

    If we had a regular UPS Man I might consider tipping them. But where I live it seems like we have a new UPS driver every few weeks, sometimes multiple trucks in the same day. So I don't even know who our regular
    guy is.

    It was that way for me as well. Plus, you never know when the mail is
    going to arrive. Some days, it gets here before lunch...and other days,
    it's well after dark.

    It reminds me of the joke of the carrier pigeons, and one shows up very
    late. When asked by his trainer what the problem was, the bird replied "It
    was such a nice day, that I decided to walk". <G>

    Daryl

    ... Everyone is entitled to my opinion.
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  • From Bob Roberts@316:36/39 to Daryl Stout on Fri Dec 11 08:35:06 2020
    It was that way for me as well. Plus, you never know when the mail is going to arrive. Some days, it gets here before lunch...and other days, it's well after dark.

    It seems the mail gets funky around the holidays each year. Regular carriers take their vacation days and the B-team takes over which isn't familar with the routes or addresses and everything gets wacky. Add to that the increased volume from holiday shipments, winter weather, and .....

    I've always been impressed that the mail works as well as it does. For the most part it shows up.

    It reminds me of the joke of the carrier pigeons, and one shows up very late. When asked by his trainer what the problem was, the bird replied "It was such a nice day, that I decided to walk". <G>

    :-) Netmail is a bit like a carrier pigeon. Sometimes you send a message and never know if it made it all the way.

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  • From Nelgin@nelgin@endofthelinebbs.com.nospam to Bob Roberts on Fri Dec 11 11:29:16 2020
    Bob wrote:
    :-) Netmail is a bit like a carrier pigeon. Sometimes you send a message and never know if it made it all the way.

    I wonder how many sysops have done the "I'm sending you this email because I'm not sure if you'll get my netmail" thing :)