Postmans Day

Everyone has their ‘day’ in Mexico. Not just Mums and Dads. Teachers have their day too, although I’m lucky to get anything more than a slice of cake! Not that I’m complaining. I do like a bit of chocolate cake. November 12th is the special day for postmen and postwomen. I know this because of the bit of paper that got pushed under my door today.

Actually, it’s not simply a piece of paper. It’s an envelope. From Veronica, who is apparently our postwoman. She’s hoping for a little propina. In England we call that a ‘tip’. Egyptians say ‘baksheesh’. Scots say ‘not bloody likely ya wee rascal!’ I say, sure. Why not. All the postcards that I’ve been sending around the world made it to their final destination. And no mail we’ve been expecting has gone missing this year. I think. To top it all off, the Mexican postal service rebranded itself this year with a new pink, white and green livery which has brightened up their offices and motorcycles no end. I can part with 20 pesos, for dear Veronica.Veronica


4 thoughts on “Postmans Day

  1. Postmans’ Day is one day I’ve never minded forking over a little cash, because I’ve got a great mailman and appreciate what he does.

    But I think you should take the lead in establishing Gringos’ Day, where everyone would feel obligated to give gringos money and presents. Make it so!


    • Gringos Day…an interesting concept! Care to nominate a day and get the ball rolling? Or how about March 19th. The anniversary of Mexico taking over all the gringos oil enterprises…there was the take, so now a little bit of give…!


  2. They ought to have a Gringos Day because most of the positive stuff happening in Mexico is a direct result of being our neighbor. Okay, some of the negative stuff too, but the positive stuff prevails.

    Not bloody likely ya wee rascal! I like that. I was in Scotland in 1978 for a while. I was surprised at the anti-English sentiment I heard. They really donĀ“t care for you guys, after all these years.

    Mexican mail service is quite good, I think. The only troubled period was for a few months last year when they were doing the “modernization.” Some things coming my way got mislaid, but generally I am quite satisfied with the service. I tip too.


    • Scotlands relationship with the English is a complicated affair. They are all pretty patriotic. The Rangers supporting Prots won’t share the views you were exposed to. The Catholic Celtic fanboys on the other hand would wish us all dead! If only in jest. I hope…!

      How much do you tip by the way? Am I being tight with just 20 pesos?


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