I’m not planning on tipping my garbage collector. Are you?
I live in the suburbs. Once a week I wheel my garbage company supplied trash can down to the curb, place it with the front of the can towards the street, with at least 12" seperating it from everything else. Sometime after 8AM a big blue garbage truck drives up, swings out an arm, picks up my can, empties it into the truck and places the garbage can back on the curbside.
2 weeks ago, a post card came in the mail. It was pre-printed with a message wishing us a happy holiday season, from John Doe, your garbage collector.
I’ve never talked to this person. I don’t even remember seeing this person. I can only guess that this is an attempt at a holiday tip. When I was growing up, the garbage man ran down the driveway and collected the garbage from the side of the house. I would see him every week and we would wave.
I’m not even sure how I would leave a tip. In the old days, I could have left an envelop taped to the top of the garbage can. Now, that can sits at the side of the road, near two schools, with lots of people walking by.