MANY Irish people enjoy giving gifts to those in the community who help them the most.
Teachers, milkmen, window cleaners and shopkeepers are just a few of the few who receive small handouts from the occasional household each year.
But an Irish woman has divided people after putting €30 in a card for her postman this Christmas.
Join us on Twitter, below @theglamchopMary asked, “Is $30 enough to pocket the postman’s card?”
The simple question has already sparked some debate in Irish households.
Many were overwhelmed by the kind Christmas gesture and couldn’t believe people had tipped the postman.
One person simply exclaimed, “For the postman!”
Another asked, “Who does this?”
A third added: “Way too much.”
Mary simply replied, “He’s a nice guy. So I want to give him something.”
Someone called the kind act “very generous,” and a fourth boldly said, “I thought you were getting paid by An Post?”
Others disagreed, saying it was a ritual in their household to put a bit of cash in an envelope for the postman.
One joked: “I was wondering that too, last year I gave 30 euros but the poor guy comes to my door every other day with packages, sometimes he’s burdened with it.”
A man who has worked as a postman for 42 years intervenes: “I have been a postman for 42 years and the postman is happy about every tip.
“It’s an important job and it’s nice to be recognized, especially when you’re doing favors like texting people about a package they’re waiting for or like taking care of the elderly.”
One person agreed that €30 as a bonus was more than enough: “Yes it is and a nice touch.
“I think the postmen deserve it, they deliver in all weathers and it’s always nice to say thank you!”
Another said: “I give to the postman and the milkman… they’re both so good!”
A third added: “I was going to bet 20 but now I feel like I should bet 30 euros.”
One person asked if €30 was enough and said “€30 not enough €50 good sum. The man is at your door, come rain or shine.”
https://www.thesun.ie/money/9943362/cash-christmas-card-postman-irish-people-divided/ I put cash in the postman’s Christmas card – but the Irish are divided over the amount