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How do you tip the postman?

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gingeranium Wed 13-Dec-17 17:02:22

Do we just stick an envelope on the door labelled ‘postie’? I don’t know his name!

I’ve never done it before - this is the first house we’ve had a regular guy that I’ve gotten to know. He was really poorly October - January last year and I really missed him! Our house is a bugger to get to, and he does it without complaint, with a cheery smile every day.

I just want to say thank you really. How do we go about it, and how much do people normally tip?

Tangfastics Wed 13-Dec-17 17:03:59

I stick a tenner in a card labelled ‘our postie’ and then prop in in the wreath on the front door.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 13-Dec-17 17:05:04

I put a tenner in a Christmas card and sellotape it to our post box. I know his name so put that on.

HildaZelda Wed 13-Dec-17 17:05:57

We seem to have a different one every 5 minutes so I don't do anything.

Tangfastics Wed 13-Dec-17 17:07:24

I also tip the bin men.

gingeranium Wed 13-Dec-17 17:17:05

Hilda I’ve always had that kind of thing too, I think that’s why I appreciate this one so much now

gingeranium Wed 13-Dec-17 17:18:11

A tenner was what I was thinking so that’s good!

crisscrosscranky Wed 13-Dec-17 17:57:09

This is so much more civilised than AIBU where you would be aiding and abetting a tax dodger 😂

I've never tipped our postie. I'm 29; is it a generational thing?

6demandingchildren Wed 13-Dec-17 18:10:16

I always write in the card to the postie that they can always knock if they need to use the loo.
My daughter is a postie and it's horrible holding on for so long.

Madbengalmum Wed 13-Dec-17 18:12:03

Usually get him a gift tbh.

gingeranium Wed 13-Dec-17 18:49:48

criss I’m the same age as you!

6 that’s a lovely idea. I would hate a job on the road with no access to loos.

retainertrainer Wed 13-Dec-17 19:03:54

My DH is a postie,he’s had the same round for 8 years now and people are so kind and generous. He made £300 in tips last year plus numerous bottles of wine and chocolates. DS even had a few gifts.

Pop the tip in a card and hand it to him or leave it somewhere he’ll see it. It’ll be very much appreciated.

Bubblebubblepop Wed 13-Dec-17 19:04:59

No because we never have the same one but I would if we have a regular

Hauntedlobster Wed 13-Dec-17 19:05:59

My tip for my postman is when he’s filling in a wee card he should tell me which neighbour he’s given my stuff to....

Pinkitis Wed 13-Dec-17 19:07:45

That’s a good idea. I will tip my postie a tenner as my redirection ran out but he still posts anything I have forgotten to redirect.

Cabininthewoods69 Wed 13-Dec-17 19:12:57

How do I go about tipping him men? Sorry please don't feel I'm taking over or trying to change the thread. It's just I read that someone does already

CarolineForbes Wed 13-Dec-17 19:16:52

Sorry if this is silly but how do you make sure it doesn’t get stolen? I live in a city centre. I’m always at work when they come so I don’t see my postie or bin men but I would like to do something nice for them (but be sure they actually get it blush )

Tangfastics Wed 13-Dec-17 19:19:34

Re tipping the bin men, there’s no where practical to leave it so I just run out with a card for them.

gingeranium Wed 13-Dec-17 19:24:04

Ah yes, I wonder how people in city centres manage to do it? We live at the top of a hill away from the road (hence why the poor bugger deserves a tip!) so sticking it on the door would be fairly safe. I might try and catch him though. I really ought to learn his name!

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