Fellow small business owners, don't forget your mailman, UPS driver, or FedEx driver this holiday season. It's not too late to say 'THANKS' for their part in making your dream a success.
My postman looks like George Carlin. No joke. May he rest in peace ... although, knowing George Carlin, he's probably sitting in Purgatory telling bad religious jokes.
Anyhow, George the Postman (his name is really Mitch) puts up with a lot when it comes to delivering and picking up mail at my house. He smiles and waits patiently when he sees me running out of the house without shoes on, a load of white shipping tubes in my arms, trying to catch him before he's halfway down the street so I don't have to make a trip to the post office today, which I do about 4 times a week anyhow.
My UPS guy Mike is delivering supplies to my house usually 3 or 4 times a week. Paper, ink, mailers, tubes, labels ... and purchases I blame on my Etsy and Amazon addictions.
Mike knows my name and my dog's name, never looks irritated when Rudy jumps up on him, and is always quick to give him a rub and a pat on the head.
Mitch and Mike got $10 Starbucks gift cards and a pack of chocolates from me this year. It's not much, but I hope it made a couple of cold days in their trucks a bit warmer. Coffee is on me, guys. Merry Christmas.