Stupid Friggin' Accident

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, May 17, 2015.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    I'm fine driving a 700, Sprinter and probably a 900. For my pickup route's typical volume I usually drive a van.

    One morning last week (that I volunteered to work), I was given some deliveries and one of those Ford vans with a turning radius of three football fields. It was parked very close to the wall with the exit.

    As slowly as I was going, I managed to catch the side cargo door on one of the yellow guard posts and cause a huge crushing dent. Door opens and shuts fine, but looks awful.

    Yes I am responsible. But what a dumb accident. And of course, who was standing right there but the new senior manager.

    I'm an excellent, safety conscious driver anywhere outside of the station.
     
  2. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Stuff happens. The dumb accidents just piss you off though.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You're a Ground driver and therefore you suck. When will you ever learn?! ;)

    Years ago I was pulling away from a stop, TYPING THE RECIPIENTS name and drove straight into a parking lot light post. Yep. I understand dumb accidents.:)
     
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    We've all had them. Some of us more than once. Lol.
     
  5. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    Bet you never typed while driving after that. I did a similar thing, but drove over a curb
    while typing on the old Super Tracker. I was lucky I didn't hit anything, or do any damage. After that, have never typed on the ST or the PP unless I'm parked! LOL
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. Very expensive, stupid accident.
     
  7. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Actually, I work for Express.
     
  8. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    We're all Ground now.
     
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  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You know what they say about elderly drivers. :)
     
  10. Route 66

    Route 66 Flacid Member

    Yep! "Their cars all smell like a dirty diaper"
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    IIRC MWG is in his early 60's.
     
  12. Yup, Mine was hitting a low tree branch driving at 55 mph on rural farm road and shattered the side mirror on those stupid new Isuzu Reach trucks.
     
  13. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    They're called accidents for a reason. Rarely are they ever intentional. :censored2: happens, learn from it and move on. No sense dwelling on it.
     
  14. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

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  15. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Active Member

    Harry, life wouldn't be complete without a MENSA-like post from you.

    Yeah, I'm not dwelling on it. I had a really good day of P1 deliveries yesterday, which helps.
     
  16. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    My IQ aside, you know you don't belong here, right?

    You weren't good enough to be one of "us". You're clearly not good enough to be one of "them".

    Reckon, that makes you a poser, no?
     
  17. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.


    Obviously, no, you aren't.
     
  18. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Us and them?
     
  19. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Best rock n roll band of all time.
     
  20. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    That's not a dumb accident, that is a dumb Decision, you actively decided to TYPE while driving.
    Accidents happen, poor choices are MADE.