To tip or not to tip…

On a daily basis I scour numerous business news sites on the Internet. I stumbled across an article that told readers everything they wanted to know about proper tipping during the holidays.

Let me interject here that I have a soft spot for and greater patience with the US Postal Service than most. That’s because my father worked for them for 30 years after he got out of the Army in World War II. That doesn’t mean that I refrain from criticism, especially when my delivery service has me scratching my head.

This week the small truck didn’t pull up to my mailbox until 5:37 pm. Maybe I should be happy. One day, actually make that evening last week we had to wait until 6:37.

What’s up with that? This isn’t the week before Christmas.

What I really don’t understand is why on Saturday my delivery is often between noon and 1:00, but during the week it can be well past sundown.

Budget cuts? A greater volume of mail? Who knows. Bet my dad is rolling over in his grave.

So I read with interest the guide to holiday tipping to learn what’s recommended for the postal guy/gal. First I had to go through a litany of occupations.

Nanny/au pair?

Doesn’t apply.

Child care provider?


Live-in help?

Not here.

Private nurse?

Don’t have one of those.

Pet groomer?

Have you read my Saturday dog blog?

Pool cleaner?

Yes! I have one! The same person does our dishes.

Newspaper delivery person.

I’m satisfied with the article’s suggestion.

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

UPDATE: Friday NIGHT’s delivery-7:12 pm

UPS delivery of 2 packages earlier today at my front door –  3:37 pm


One thought on “To tip or not to tip…

  1. Pingback: UPDATE: To tip or not to tip… | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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