Language:
switch to room list switch to menu My folders
Go to page: First ... 32 33 34 35 [36]
[#] Thu Oct 28 2021 09:34:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I always peel a banana from the calyx end while holding the stem end in my other hand. The stem ends up being a nice handle.

[#] Thu Nov 11 2021 13:39:05 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Random musing of the day ...

I think my garbage collectors just forfeited their Christmas tip today.

Last night I put out a bag that had some broken floor tiles in it. It was a bit heavy. I watched them tug on it, and then leave it behind because it was too heavy.

Yes, I know the rules say "not more than xxx pounds" but I always believed that the unwritten agreement was that you take care of them and they take care of you. We don't give them an annual tip for doing the bare minimum; that's what their damn paycheck is for.

Am I being unreasonable here? Do you folks still tip your garbage collectors at the end of the year?

[#] Thu Nov 11 2021 14:21:58 EST from Nurb432

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Ours drive by in a truck. It picks up the can for them.  If the can spills, you get to clean it up as they will just drive off. They dont ever get out of the truck on normal days.

They also stopped picking up \bundled' brush on big trash day without telling anyone. Now it has to be bagged. 

Thu Nov 11 2021 01:39:05 PM EST from IGnatius T Foobar


Am I being unreasonable here? Do you folks still tip your garbage collectors at the end of the year?

 



[#] Mon Nov 15 2021 10:43:00 EST from darknetuser

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Am I being unreasonable here? Do you folks still tip your garbage

collectors at the end of the year?

We don't have any special relation with garbage collectors that would grant a tip.

Garbage collection is under a subcontract from a subdivision of a subdivision of the, shall we say, federal government. Not to mention homes have no "personal" garbage bin. You just dump it in a given container in town and a truck shows up unseen and unheard and makes it disappear.

[#] Tue Nov 16 2021 00:13:27 EST from ParanoidDelusions

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I think the last generation that really religiously gave holiday tips to service people as a kind of baseline standard was my grandmother's generation. It started to fall off with the boomers. Gen X very rarely tips a gardener or the mailman. 

If the service is a mandatory sort - like - mailman, even gardener... a cost of living sort of thing - we generally don't tip unless service is exemplary. It almost never is. 

If it is a requested service - like a car detailer - they get tips. It depends. We're not consistent about it. 



[#] Wed Nov 17 2021 18:14:56 EST from Nurb432

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I do my postal carrier. She comes to my door each day so we know her ( its not a box at the street, its more personal ). We also did to do it for our UPS guy, but they moved him to another area a few years ago and now its 'carrier of the day'.

 

 

Tue Nov 16 2021 12:13:27 AM EST from ParanoidDelusions

I think the last generation that really religiously gave holiday tips to service people as a kind of baseline standard was my grandmother's generation. It started to fall off with the boomers. Gen X very rarely tips a gardener or the mailman. 

If the service is a mandatory sort - like - mailman, even gardener... a cost of living sort of thing - we generally don't tip unless service is exemplary. It almost never is. 

If it is a requested service - like a car detailer - they get tips. It depends. We're not consistent about it. 



 



[#] Thu Nov 18 2021 09:13:23 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Right ... I don't even know if we have the same garbage collectors every time.
A few towns have municipal garbage, but most of them around here don't. In the past you had to arrange a private contract with the garbage company, but nowadays the contract is usually maintained at the town level; basically it's town garbage but outsourced to the garbage company.

And I do mean *the* garbage company. There are a bunch of shell companies to give the illusion of competition, but around here there is *only* Suburban Carting, which is 100% mafia owned and operated.

Anyway, the service is crap; they don't even bother inverting the cans, they just pull bags out and throw them in the truck, so if there's schmutz in the bottom of the can it stays there. They throw the cans around, which on my property often means they roll down a hill into the woods from where I have to retrieve them. And they're not going the extra mile to pick up this slightly overweight bag I've had out for a week now.

My wife still wants to tip them this year, because she's a people pleaser.
So I may have to intercept an envelope and redirect it to someone who actually deserves it.

[#] Thu Nov 18 2021 16:32:23 EST from Nurb432

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Only consolation here is they own the bins. So if they break it, they pay for a new one.

They are serialized and from what i understand tied to your home.  ( not that they look. its an arm on the truck that grabs them )



[#] Thu Nov 18 2021 19:46:53 EST from ParanoidDelusions

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Does she give you a tip when you do her? Do you do her with just the tip? 

This post leaves so many questions unanswered. 

 

Wed Nov 17 2021 18:14:56 EST from Nurb432

I do my postal carrier. She comes to my door each day so we know her ( its not a box at the street, its more personal ). We also did to do it for our UPS guy, but they moved him to another area a few years ago and now its 'carrier of the day'.

 

 

Tue Nov 16 2021 12:13:27 AM EST from ParanoidDelusions

I think the last generation that really religiously gave holiday tips to service people as a kind of baseline standard was my grandmother's generation. It started to fall off with the boomers. Gen X very rarely tips a gardener or the mailman. 

If the service is a mandatory sort - like - mailman, even gardener... a cost of living sort of thing - we generally don't tip unless service is exemplary. It almost never is. 

If it is a requested service - like a car detailer - they get tips. It depends. We're not consistent about it. 



 



 



[#] Thu Nov 18 2021 20:03:56 EST from Nurb432

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

lol, ok, bad wording on my part :)



[#] Fri Nov 19 2021 14:37:08 EST from LoanShark

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

My wife still wants to tip them this year, because she's a people
pleaser.
So I may have to intercept an envelope and redirect it to someone who

actually deserves it.

about that money you owe me...

[#] Sat Nov 20 2021 11:50:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

Heh. I'd rather give it to you than to those guys. Actually if we're distributing money to anyone who makes a mess with the garbage, I'd rather give it to a local raccoon.

[#] Mon Nov 22 2021 20:28:38 EST from ParanoidDelusions

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print]

I thought it was excellent phrasing. It entertained me, at any rate. :) 

 

Thu Nov 18 2021 20:03:56 EST from Nurb432

lol, ok, bad wording on my part :)



 



Go to page: First ... 32 33 34 35 [36]