Life story

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Sparkey86, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. Sparkey86

    Sparkey86 Member

    How many times do you deliver to somebody that likes to take that opportunity to give you their life story, problems, etc? Not people you know well but total strangers? Just curious if this is just a problem I have.
     
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    A lot of times I think I am on a hidden camera joke show with stuff people tell me, I need to remind myself not to laugh , and just keep on keeping on.....
     
  3. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    No. It happens every now and then. Usually older guys. They need to talk to someone. You were in the right place at the right time. For them anyway. Otherwise they need to talk to the WIFE. OR,they are just alone
     
  4. Sparkey86

    Sparkey86 Member

    I feel for people most of the time and I don't want to be rude. Some are just nuts though. I actually love it when it happens with the OCS is with me. He loses his mind...
     
  5. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    That is where I learned the old slow back peddle to the truck.
     
  6. CHALLY9TX

    CHALLY9TX Active Member

    Yeah it's always the older people. They have good stories for the most part.
     
  7. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Since I was a bartender every one tells me everything. I guess I just look like I care. I had a dear friend that people just spill their guts when I am around. She said its a gift I have, can I regift it.
     
  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I delivered to a lot of older folks when I bumped off boxes. A lot of them have no one to talk to and you may be the only person they see all week. They may be widowers or their kids no longer have time for them. I had a soft spot for the elderly. Sometimes I'd come back on weekends and visit them or bring them food. I'd try and spend a couple of minutes talking to them on route if they wanted to talk. I figure I'd make that time up later in the day somewhere. We will all be old sometime. Oops, I'm already there! lol:ohmy:
     
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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Listen up you whipper snappers--I remember when.........................
     
  10. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    It's amazing how many people on my route/area used to work at UPS. LOL
     
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  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    ...and we walked uphill both ways.....
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I love talking to old people and listening to their stories. Especially the feisty ones.
     
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    When she got to the part, "one time in band camp", I ran faster than a runner-gunner with 5 stops left!
     
  14. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    ...through three feet of snow...
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    and we had no shoes......
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    In the summer we could play kick the can 'til the street lights came on.....
     
  17. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    had to turn our cans in for the deposit we were so poor..
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Gee, now that I think about it, we could've made shoes out of those cans......wasteful kids we were!!
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    We weren't poor growing up. Dad was in an union!
     
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I always made time to chat, best part of the day.
     
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