Originally Posted by AndyT
A small show of appreciation for service above the call of duty is not bribery or corruption, in my opinion. I'm not going to argue the point, as I won't change your opinion, and I really don't give a rat's ass if I do.
Hopefully advFord found my reply to his question somewhat useful, as that is all I was trying to do.
I usually go with local knowledge myself. How things work where I'm from doesn't mean much when I'm traveling. Not to pick a fight with you or anything.
I often carry a catorce pack and offer smokes in this kind of situation. Shows appreciation without the money issues. And they'll think well of you for sharing a smoke with them on the road. Even if you don't smoke.
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