Ok, so you want to tip your garbage man right?
Well, NEVER, NEVER let anyone see you do it,
especially his or her sanitation inspector
who may be following in a car.
Because it is totally against the law for them
to take it, and it could cost someone their job.
My wife, who is from Texas, once ran down with
a 20 to give our guys in Fort Greene. You know
the bill just out in the open for the world to see.
Well, the poor guys reacted like she had a bomb
strapped around her and kept telling her to
"keep back" with the money. It was the funniest
thing I have ever heard, and my wife was totally
confused because they didn't "want" it.
Truth is their inspector was actually following
them that day too, so they would have gotten
into some big trouble if they did.
Instead do the old "hidden bill in the palm trick",
when you shake their hand with a little "how ya doin"
in a real Brooklyn accent. You may also want to put
the money in an envelope inside of a card. But once
again make sure you do it in a without the "world"
looking at you. And especially their inspector who
may be right behind them in a city sanitation car.
Now, I'm not makin all this up you know, one of
my good friends just retired from Sanitation and
has "re-educated" me on the subject many times.
Because even us natives slip sometimes and
need a little talkin to by the experts.
Think Summer Now - View from the front porch We are located in Delaware County between Downsville and Andes New York. A ride less than three hours from NYC on a Friday night ...
8 years ago