I travel to the UK a lot for business. If you’ve ever been there, you’ve likely experienced the country’s world-famous pub culture. A pint down at the neighborhood pub is a common way to relax and socialize after a hard day’s work. In fact, the word pub comes from "public house" – the collective term people used for alehouses, inns, and taverns back in the Middle Ages.
On a recent trip, it occurred to me that the pub culture was such an integral part of British life that you don’t even think about. You walk in, order a drink at the bar, sit down and enjoy some time with friends. Because I’m in the mail business, I couldn’t help making the correlation to mailing a letter at your local post office. You walk in, drop off your letter, and then relax because you know that it’s safely on its way. Ok, I’ll admit it’s not quite as satisfying, but simple all the same.