How do you deal with houses with no address numbers on them?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sailboat422, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    You're driving along watching the mailbox numbers, looking for the next stop. Suddenly, house after house has no numbers displayed whatsoever. Then the next number you see is way ahead of what you were looking for. Alternatively, you have a lane with a bunch of mailboxes at the front. But when you get to the end, you find a toilet of houses and trailers with not a single number.

    What do you do about this? I usually try to knock on the door of the house I suspect and ask. Not always effective. But if I have one more follow-up because of numberless houses, I swear I will no-such-number their stuff every day until I see a number.
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    With the mailbox scenario, I count the number of boxes to which the box goes to, then from the appropriate side of the lane, count the abodes until I reach the correct one. Works 95% of the time, and the other 5%, people normally take box and deliver it themselves.
     
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  3. 9.5er

    9.5er Well-Known Member

    Take a wild guess and DR it. IF you are getting more DFU's than normal then NSN it. I've done both depending on the area.
     
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  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Eenie meenie miney mo.
     
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Introduce yourself to the rural mail carrier for that area.
     
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  6. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    If you wanted to be a real dick, then nsn them and have them either put numbers up or come get the package at the warehouse.
     
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  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    NSN. Simple as that.
     
  8. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Guess I'm a dick.

    If you're too lazy dumb and cheap to mark your house then I'm not going to waste my time trying to find it.
     
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Have you ever delivered a country run?
     
  10. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Losing your memory?

    Almost everyday for 5 years. Even had my own route for 2 years. 200 plus miles.
     
  11. I wish they would make a commercial were a UPS driver has a NDA of medicine for a customer and they can't find a house number. Driver sheets it as NSN and customer really needs the meds. Commercial ends and screen says put numbers on your house or this may happen, pan back and the person is laying on the floor!


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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Marketing 101----attract customers, don't piss them off.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    In my state the counties install 911 address post in the front yards of rural areas.
     
  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    A nice PSA from your local UPS center. Every time I see a house like this I think how I have all the time in the world to get them their package but if they ever need an ambulance they're f:censored2:d.
     
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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Love those, look just like those highway mile markers.
     
  16. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    I love unmarked corner houses!

    NSN every time.
     
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  17. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    How about when they paint the house and just paint over the numbers.
     
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or when they put a seasonal covering over their mailbox...
     
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  19. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Yup, No such #. I get paid to deliver a package to 123 Main street. Well, if I see 119 and then down the road see 137 but you have no posted address, then how the hell do I know where to drop it. I don't want to grt follow ups for misdeliveries
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You sound like the ideal candidate for feeders.