pkg car driver pet peeves

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by under the radar, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. under the radar

    under the radar A Trained Professional

    I'm interested to know what pet peeves are common to all drivers.

    One of my favorites is the customer asking, "What's in it?" My usual reply is, "I don't know, when I was putting these together at home this morning I forgot what I put in this one." or "I'm not sure, I left the house in such a hurry this morning I forgot my psychic powers."

    I've got many more but I'm interested to hear yours.
     
  2. new

    new Guest

    I don't order it I just deliver it
     
  3. overallowed

    overallowed Active Member

    I have customers who ask, "What kind of 'junk' are you bringing me today?"
    My standard reply is: "We deliver 'stuff'. If it was 'junk', another delivery company would be delivering it."
     
  4. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    2 hilarious posts....
     
  5. Ms Spoken

    Ms Spoken New Member

    One of my biggest pet peeves would be what I have called the "shut door syndrome". You know that customer that wants to keep talking after you have shut your door. Ex: What time will you be back by? or Do you have a pkg for ***** house? It's just a peeve of mine and I have since learned how to handle it. :w00t:

    As for the "What's in it" if it's shoes I will say the right foot is a bit tight but, it should loosen up. Or that package should have been here yesterday and I say back that I had to try it out to make sure you will like it. (All in a joking way)
     
  6. canon

    canon Member

    Good responses, I'll have to keep those in mind.


    Always hear, "UPS didn't break it this time did they?"
    Stock response is: If we did, we won't charge you for the extra handling.
     
  7. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Here are some of mine.....

    -when a customer thinks I have the time to wait on them to go buy a money order that should have already been purchased right after they ordered whatever is in the package

    -when I'm about done filling out the info notice and as I'm attempting to place it on the door the person answers and they look like they are half dead and :censored2: off that they had to get up to answer the door IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY!

    -when DHL parks their little mini vans at the dock just to deliver a few pacakges (yet still takes forever) when they should have parked to the side so trucks with more work (enough to warrant backing to the dock) could have parked there.

    -in the morning when drivers at the front end of the belt (we are a small building with one belt running down the middle with the package cars on each side of it) leave and those of us at the end of the belt are stuck with their NDAs and other packages that some how made their way down to the end of the building
     
  8. under the radar

    under the radar A Trained Professional

    Here in the upper-midwest I get a lot of, "How are the roads?" when it's snowing. After about 50 stops in a row of that I tend to get a bit aggravated.
     
  9. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Active Member

    I tell them that I don't know what it is but it quit ticking 30 minutes ago!
     
  10. Pkgrunner

    Pkgrunner Service Provider

    I still hate the stupid Ha-Ha comments that got old after the first time you heard them:

    --stay dry?

    --got a light?

    --what do you get when you merge UPS and FedEx?

    --what can Brown do for you?

    --race the truck

    besides the obvious ones, I hated the "where is so and so?" day after day when I was a utility driver. My favorite answer to that was: You didn't hear? He quit UPS gave up all his worldly possessions and joined some monestary in Tibet...
     
  11. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    back when we still took cash for cods i would get "do you have change. my reply was right change no change. see you tomorrw
     
  12. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    When they ask "What's in it?" look at the return address and say "I don't know but its from Porn-Master". They won't ask again.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2007
  13. under the radar

    under the radar A Trained Professional

    How about "Cold/hot enough for ya?" or "Do you have heat/air conditioning in that thing?"
     
  14. disneyworld

    disneyworld Active Member

    Q:Is it ticking? A: Yes, Don't open it until after I leave.
     
  15. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    people that drive like maniacs when they get off at 4:30 trying to get home when I still have 3 hours before I punch out...
    regular customers that call for a pickup at 6:29 for an on call on a Friday night
    ridiculous brokerage charges on items bought on ebay...
    I could go on forever....
     
  16. canon

    canon Member

    I didn't get that one so much until after 9/11. I still hear it alot.

    Q: Is it ticking?
    A: No, it just stopped.


    Peeve: Hitting the "F" key on the new diads after having typed a long message and not being in ABC mode. Message deleted.
     
  17. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    When working with a supervisor, is this our new driver? Are you going somewhere else?
    Usually ends with "our driver is the best"
     
  18. outta hours

    outta hours Active Member

    People with big fat thumbs that hit the button on DIAD 4 when they go to sign and it flips the screen and they say " oops I must have hit something". Great job by UPS on that design.:cursing:
     
  19. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    The Famous Last Words Just Before Their Dog Sinks His Teeth Into Your Thigh......"don't Worry, He Won't Bite".....

    And What's With Dogs Heading Straight To Your Crotch For A Sniff?? Hard To Hold Off Dog With Pkgs In Your Hands..
     
  20. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    That happens to me at least three times a day.

    Another one that I really should have put in the first post.....

    -When delivering a bulk stop and the customer is counting packages like his life depends on it and keeps losing count and wants me to stop unloading and wait while he recounts...3 times!

    -In the morning when start time is also EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF TIME and drivers don't help each other.