We interact with people every day without establishing any kind of relationship, whether it's sales staff, the bus driver or the postman. Sometimes, however, it's in our best interest to befriend these strangers, because they can help you out. What kind of strangers have you befriended and how did it help you in your life?
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Redditor kodozoku explains how he helps his postman and his postman helps him:
My mail carrier's name is Andre. When it's hot outside I leave him bottles of water, and I leave him holiday cards, etc.
Your mail carrier works for you every day and you should appreciate them!
When I have packages coming he texts me. I only live a few blocks away from my office so if a signature is required I can run home and sign. If something is too big to fit in my box, he'll stash it somewhere inside the building and text me the location.
Who have you befriended and helped? How did that person help you in return?
Befriend your mail carrier [Reddit]