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Gifts for crossing guards

I was wondering if it is culturally appropriate for my kids to give the crossing guard near the school a small token of appreciation at the end of the school year. She is always there before and after school to make sure the kids cross safely. I was thinking of a small box or bar of chocolate and a thank you note written by my daughters.

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Old 21.01.2020, 13:25
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Phew! I thought you meant the border guards for a moment there.

A small gift at the end of the year is totally appropriate and will be highly appreciated.
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Old 21.01.2020, 13:47
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Phew! I thought you meant the border guards for a moment there.

A small gift at the end of the year is totally appropriate and will be highly appreciated.
LOL, yes, so did I.

I think it would be a very nice gesture. You're sure it's always the same guard? They usually take turns .... which means several little gifts or one for them to enjoy together.
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Re: Gifts for crossing guards

I give my daughhters' bus drivers a case of wine for end of year, they're always happy and always make sure she crosses the road safely if on the very few occasions we arrive a bit later than the bus.


It's always appreciated and indicates your thanks, nothing else
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I would hope that it would be culturally acceptable everywhere. It's a job that needs to be done no matter what the weather, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Personally I believe acknowledgement and appreciation, of a sometimes miserable job will be gratefully accepted.
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LOL, yes, so did I.

I think it would be a very nice gesture. You're sure it's always the same guard? They usually take turns .... which means several little gifts or one for them to enjoy together.
They’re always the same here unless they’re off sick. They each have their designated crossing.
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I always brought my German teacher something nice back from my visits to Scotland or other short trips away if i had to miss a couple of classes. At Christmas I gave him wine, Christmas pudding and some Scottish tablet. It was always really appreciated
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I always brought my German teacher something nice back from my visits to Scotland or other short trips away if i had to miss a couple of classes. At Christmas I gave him wine, Christmas pudding and some Scottish tablet. It was always really appreciated
You can always get them Walkers Biscuits from your local Migros.
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I make my own shortbread, I have a traditional wooden mould with a thistle in the middle.
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Phew! I thought you meant the border guards for a moment there.

A small gift at the end of the year is totally appropriate and will be highly appreciated.
Not so unusual. I always slip the border guards a couple of thousander notes. They always just wave me through!!
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Not so unusual. I always slip the border guards a couple of thousander notes. They always just wave me through!!
No wonder, when they know you have goods worth 160.00 franks, no meat, no butter, no tobacco, no alcohol.
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You mean the Lollipop man!
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You mean the Lollipop man!
Only if she has a sex change.

I think we need to call them A crossing assistant or lollipop person these days. The lollipops are very small here, not a patch on the UK versions.
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Only if she has a sex change.

I think we need to call them A crossing assistant or lollipop person these days. The lollipops are very small here, not a patch on the UK versions.


For our kids back in the U.K, it was always Audrey the Lollipop Lady and Trevor the Lollipop man, both served 20 years for the safety of children and I don't think they ever missed a duty. Unsung heroes!
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