Dec 30, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
Do other guys give an "Xmas tip" to the newspaper delivery person? They are leaving Xmas cards with their name, etc, on them, hoping. It's not like in ancient times, when papers were delivered by high school or younger kids on bikes or on foot, earning money for college. Where I live, the newspapers contract out the delivery to some other company, which then sub-contracts out the delivery of routes to individuals who supply their own cars and pay for their own gas, and get paid per each paper delivered. The "delivery persons" (no longer "paper boys") are in business for themselves. Yet they all want a christmas present. I grew up with the notion that one tipped those lowly paid workers (ususally an employee of some business) who served us, like waiters, bellboys in hotels, maids on cruise ships, etc. If one was "paying " a businessman for a service", one never gave an additional "tip."