As Christmas is approaching, I thought I might point out something easily overlooked. Your delivery guy(s) or gal(s). If you get a lot of stuff online, you will get many visits from your friendly UPS, FedEx and DHL drivers. So much so, you develop a bit of a friendship of sorts. You know their schedules by heart, and when someone else drives up in the truck you may even inquire ‘where’s my regular guy?’. In my case, I communicate my vacation schedules with my UPS guy and he gives me a heads up on his, because I see him every single day. If I happen to be out and about for a couple days in a row when he delivers, he’ll teasingly chastise me the next day for not being home.
It’s good to develop a friendly relationship with these people because they are carrying a lot of stuff for you. Be kind and courteous! And consider getting them a gift this Christmas. Perhaps a gift card to a local convenience store, or restaurant. Maybe a tin of homemade cookies… it doesn’t matter so long as you take time to acknowledge their hard work and let them know you appreciate what they do!