Peak season poem!

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by freddiebear, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. freddiebear

    freddiebear New Member

    Peak Season Poem
    UPS Peak Poem

    It's a repeat, but for those that haven't seen it. Don't know who to credit it to.

    UPS Peak

    T'was A UPS Day Before Christmas

    T'was the day before Christmas and all through the land

    Not a creature was working save the UPS man

    The package cars were parked, by the loading docks with care

    In hopes that the air trailer soon would be there

    The preload had finished their jobs for the night

    Making last minute adjustments so all would be right

    And I with my dispatch and the drivers in their browns

    Had just finished our meeting and were heading for town

    When out in the yard there arose such a clatter

    I sprang from my dock to see what was the matter

    Away to the primary I flew with great care

    Threw open the bay door, admitting cold air

    The sun was now shining on the snow we now had

    All knew the conditions on the road would be bad

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

    But a late load from the hub, and the air trailer was here

    More rapid than eagles UPSers they came

    And I whistled, and shouted, and called them by name

    Now driver, now feeder, now loader and sorter

    On supers, on staffers, on clerical and porter

    To the unload, the sort aisle, the package cars fast

    We must process this volume, for the daylight won’t last

    As teams come together and accomplish great tasks

    When they meet with an obstacle, no questions are asked

    So off to their duties they went with great haste

    All knew at this moment there’s no time to waste

    And then in a twinkling I heard all around

    Doors closing, engines starting, oh what a great sound

    As I drew in my breath to release a great sigh

    A slight bit of moisture came to my eye

    I now understood how it felt to belong

    To a team that’s determined, united, and strong

    The drivers wore flannels beneath their brown trousers

    To help keep them warm for hours and hours

    Their shoes were all polished, and shone when they walked

    They were courteous, but brief whenever they talked

    Their duties were fret with urgency all day

    They were offered fine treats but had no time to stay

    On their heads they wore ball caps or knits, some were bare

    To help keep them warm in the chill winter air

    On their hip was a pouch where they kept a device

    To record their deliveries after checking them twice

    The packages were left out of weather and sight

    In case the receiver came home late that night

    The drivers and helpers maintained area trace

    To deliver all stops; there was no time to waste

    As daylight was waning, and deliveries complete

    And the driver was buckling himself in his seat

    The last of his customers answered their bell

    And bent to recover the package hid well

    The customer could see in the distance afar

    The fading taillights of the UPS car

    And the driver exclaimed, as he drove out of sight

    “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”​

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  2. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Was that a Springsteen song? Yeah, a throw-a-way from Darkness From The Edge of Town...
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Love this!!
  4. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    It's peak and all of our first one

    teamsters cry management does too

    how about we dig deep and just get through

    I know it kinda sucks but lets all do what we do

    we can all just grin and bare it

    because none of us can just sit

    so let just cut the :censored2:

    its peak and all of our firs one
  5. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    I have one too

    Another nite before Xmas and its almost 8
    Looks like the brown elf is out working late

    His DM and center manager are back in their homes
    While the brown elf is still out delivering phones

    His family last saw him sometime in July
    You're lucky to have work his center manager's reply

    The IE dept said helper today
    We gave you an extra 100 hooray

    Yet though its late when he's met at the door
    With someone surprise or promised for sure

    The brown elf still smiles and wishes them well
    And goes on his way in his own Xmas hell

    A couple more years and maybe he'll be
    That guy on the couch who's all full of glee
  6. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I loved it! Did you write it yourself?
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The third line was never true in our house.........hubby was always there to see the last driver in.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Yup, I remember that from the old days. That's a class act center manager.
  9. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Does your husband ever post on here??
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He's too busy making the bucks on the stock market!!
    But, he does help me to post a photo now and then.....and trust me, he hears the stories!!
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Another day before Christmas, and I have the day free.
    I’m a Feeder driver, no work Christmas Eve for me!

    I sit in the den, I’m not even sore,
    While the Package guys still deliver their 30 SPORH.

    The snow’s falling hard, there’s meetpoints galore,
    Cuz the airs are late, but I don’t care anymore!

    I remember those days in Package with a smirk,
    Seeing I no longer have to do that work!

    Well rested I show for some Christmas Eve gettin’ down,
    And the Package guys show up tired, and still in their browns.

    I tell them each year, just sign the bid!
    You could be like me, just do as I did!

    But I hear them exclaim, ere they drove out of sight,
    “Bless your heart Ovah, and have a good night!”
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  12. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    Yes, it popped in my head this am. Must have been the Bailey's in my coffee.
  13. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I bet drivers cannot wait for the fake handshakes and celebration come X-Mas eve - plus the "cover drivers, thank you this peak for your help"...

    then suddenly, like a love gone wrong, the seasonals are axed and the once "peak heroes" are on the radar again.