It's that time of the year again when darkness falls, the doorbell rings, the dogs go insane, and I head out to the gate to donate to the Fireman/Garbage Workers calendar fund as we struggle to understand each others accents (me-California, them-Southern French/Catalan).
I really don't mind doing this every year but as I understand it, it's illegal for municipal workers (garbage/sanitation workers) to solicit for funds during the holidays? What about the La Poste? Our mail lady is always on time, never strikes and just seems to love her job putting around in inclement weather on her scooter. I'm guessing they'll accept a €10-20 holiday tip? Is there anyone else I’m forgetting? Your experiences with holiday tipping in semi-rural France?