Giving a holiday tip to a substitute?
December 21, 2010 1:09 PM Subscribe
Snowflake holiday-tipping question: I just found out that our regular mailman has been out sick. Do I tip two people?
posted by thebazilist to human relations (3 answers total)
I'm planning to tip our mailman this year for the first time. He often drives up our very long driveway to leave packages, puts them in plastic bags if it's raining, or puts our packages inside the front door if it's unlocked.
I went out to Target, bought a gift card, and called the post office to get our guy's name. I was then told that he's been sick for the past few months, but I got his name. The person I spoke to didn't give me the name of whoever's been filling in.
What should I do? Leave a tip for our regular? Should I get something else for the substitute? (We've gotten tip-worthy service since our regular's been out.) Or maybe get something edible and shareable and leave it/bring it to the whole post office?