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  1. Waiter, i have been a fan of your site for many years, and as a waitress in Australia can relate to so many of your posts. It is almost cathartic for me, after a busy night at work, to come home and read about someone on the otherside of the world dealing with the very same issues i do on a day to day basis. I am an avid reader and would so love to buy your books on my Kindle, but Amazon in Oz does not yet have them available. Do you have any pull with the company? Can you convince them that there are many Aussies who would just love to buy your book if only it were internationally available?

  2. Hey Steve, I saw a piece in USA Today highlighting your book a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d say well done! Looking forward to reading your new book and seeing what you’re next book will be about.

    Also, just wanted to share a note with you and your fans about thoughts on tipping the paper boy. Not surprisingly, this has been a tough year. After my husband and I both lost our jobs this year, I picked up a gig delivering papers to help supplement my income from the temp company.

    I live in Minneapolis, and as you may have heard, it gets cold here in the winter. I was detailing the issues to my friend. I get up way before the crack of dawn every single day, 7 days a week, month in month out. In the last month, I’ve dealt with wind storms, ice storms, and blizzards. When I mentioned that I hope tips will be ok this year, she said point blank that she couldn’t afford to tip her carrier.

    I understand that money is tight for everyone, but I offer this thought: If you are fortunate enough that you don’t have to deliver papers to make ends meet, then tip your carrier. It can be a dollar. It can be a tin of cocoa for those cold mornings, like one of my customers gave me. It can even be a note of appreciation saying that you notice that your paper arrives where you want it every morning. Like any job, if delivering papers were easy, everyone would do it. So appreciate those who do what you are grateful you don’t have to, even if the paper is late occassionaly. Consider it a down payment on some good karma. I doubt there’s anyone out there who can say they have too much of that.

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