Do you give your postman/postwoman cards or gifts throughout the year? Why or why not?
Just wanted to know if people still do this or if it's considered kind of old fashioned.
We always give our mailman some money around christmas time. I think he deserves it, he is always polite and helpful. Quite a few people around our block do the same thing, I don't think it's old fashioned
We don't because, sadly, they are not that good. Years ago the postman would make every effort to deliver a letter or parcel. We sent a postcard to friends who had just moved house and couldn't remember the address. It arrived at their house addressed to the house with the blue car opposite the Red Lion pub, and the town. Nowadays we have mail wrongly delivered on a regular basis. Letters for neighbours, clearly addressed, arrive here, while they pop round with mail for us. Other mail goes missing. We seem to have a different postman every couple of months. So no, no gifts from us!
Where we lived before the postman was not so pleasant. He constantly trampled through my gardens even when I politely asked him not to. If we didn't shovel a path across our lawn, yes across our lawn, sometimes he wouldn't deliver the mail if he deemed too much snow. We live in the southern midwest so our snowfal is like 1-3 inches a time mind you, not like Minnesota. So we never gave him anything other than a piece of our minds.
But we just moved and the postwoman is so nice and helpful and goes out of her way. She remembered our names after just one meeting and all the neighbors love her and talk to her, so I'm thinking about letting the kids make her christmas cards this year.
I bake a lot at Christmas, so I always make a goodie bag of cookies for our postal carrier as a little thank you.
I don't have a mailman, but I wish I had a mailwoman. You see, in this little borough in western PA where I live, you have to go to the Post Office to get your own mail. No home delivery. Oh yeah, you get a free Post Office box. Alrighty then, I think I'll buy myself a case of beer for going to get the mail. My daughter also has a key to the box and she gets a lot of stuff but she never goes to get the mail. All I get is bills.
We have two post people (one is a man and the other is a woman) that deliver mail to our area - they alternate each week.
We normally give them some money around Christmas time, and sometimes a small present.
They're very friendly and they've been working in our area for years so we know them pretty well.
we always give him or her a heartfelt thank you and money during the holidays
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