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I tip my mail carrier.

I am an eBay junkie and I run this woman ragged. She places my packages carefully at my door which is hundreds of feet from my mailbox and has left insurance claim forms with abused packages when her handling predecessors haven't been so careful.

And she has done this in 100° plus weather.

No matter what you say about the USPS, my carrier is a gem:)

by Anonymousreply 2612/30/2012

$15 in a used envelope marked, "Thanks for 2012!"

They like cash.

by Anonymousreply 112/30/2012

My carrier is terrific. Once received an envelope with my name and street, no building number. Give her $50 in an envelope each year.

by Anonymousreply 212/30/2012

r2, me too.

by Anonymousreply 312/30/2012

If you give cash you are only allowed to give up to $20. If it was accepted they broke the rules and could suffer the consequences. I have had the same mail carrier for years and know her personally. Some years ago I had a box of Spode Christmas tree pattern mugs that retail for $45. I paid about 2 buck for each and gave her one of those. Each year I have given her several more pieces in the pattern. She can almost set a table with it and loves the Spode. This year I gave her a sandwich tray and another mug. Because I buy in the secondary market I can give nice things and stay under the $20 limit.

by Anonymousreply 412/30/2012

r2 here. Forgot to mention that I live in Manhattan with 20-story apartment buildings on my block.

by Anonymousreply 512/30/2012

OP here and I live on a multi acre ranchette in LV

by Anonymousreply 612/30/2012

This is why they hate us.

by Anonymousreply 712/30/2012

r7, this is why we hate YOU.

by Anonymousreply 812/30/2012

God, I hope R4 is a troll post.

by Anonymousreply 912/30/2012

My mail carrier is a young Latino guy and all I want to do is tap his ass.

by Anonymousreply 1012/30/2012

r10, tap THEN tip:)

by Anonymousreply 1112/30/2012

[quote]If you give cash you are only allowed to give up to $20. If it was accepted they broke the rules and could suffer the consequences.

Mary! How exactly would the postal service prove someone accepted a cash gift? And btw frau R4. ALL cash is forbidden as a gift by the postal service, not just $20. ALL cash. Nobody pays any attention to that silly rule. My mail carrier is delighted to get cash every year.

by Anonymousreply 1212/30/2012

How's the cube, R8? Cat-filled?

by Anonymousreply 1312/30/2012

[R9] Why would you hope I am a troll? Why does following the established ethical rules make one a troll? I don't know a single person besides myself that tips the mail carrier. Am I a troll because of the gifts I do give?

I also tip my newspaper carrier.

by Anonymousreply 1412/30/2012

My mail carrier is fantastic too. I always give her some home-baked goodies and slip a $50 AE gift card into her Christmas card envelope.

by Anonymousreply 1512/30/2012

r11 I might slip a $20 in his back pocket the next time I grab his ass on the elevator

by Anonymousreply 1612/30/2012

One of my mail carriers gave me a tip one year... just the tip.

True story.

by Anonymousreply 1712/30/2012

r17, was he a leper?

by Anonymousreply 1812/30/2012

R4 is embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 1912/30/2012

Lmao at r4.

by Anonymousreply 2012/30/2012

I give my mail carrier chocolate every year, usually a big bag of the Lindt balls from Costco. She loves them.

by Anonymousreply 2112/30/2012

r4, forget the Spode. Bake the carrier some chocolate chip cookies. All these years she's been too polite to let you know that Royal Doulton Hand-Painted Periwinkles are her favorite.

by Anonymousreply 2212/30/2012

My carrier sucks this year- 3 missing amazon pkgs this Christmas alone - never ever had a problem before- pkgs were tracked as delivered but I never received. Suspicious.. Also some nights no mail until 7pm- Srsly wtf?

by Anonymousreply 2312/30/2012

I find this thread spellbinding!

by Anonymousreply 2412/30/2012


No... but I was a teen in high school and he decided to blackmail me... and I loved every minute of it.

by Anonymousreply 2512/30/2012

[R22] Forget the Spode is right. She is diabetic, a plate of cookies would kill her. Then she will need the spade not the Spode

by Anonymousreply 2612/30/2012
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