Summer Trucks

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Big Babooba, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I once had a girl (she was in her mid to late 20s) on my route ask me If I got cold in the winter driving around with no doors. I told I was driving a summer truck. The summer trucks lacked doors and heaters , but the winter trucks were so equipped. All the winter trucks were in storage out in Kansas. I also told her it was madness during switchover week. They would be brought in at night via rail and swapped under the cover of darkness.

    She gave me a look like I had just let her in on a big secret that nobody else knew. She then said that it would make more sense to have regional storage areas for the trucks. I told her that it was a great idea and I would submit it in the suggestion box back at the center.

    A couple of weeks later, I saw her again. She said, "You were pulling my leg, weren't you?" We both had a good laugh.

    By the way, she was not blond!
  2. brownrodster

    brownrodster New Member

    The suggestion box was a dead give away.
  3. tworavens

    tworavens JuniorMember for 24 Years

    Too damn funny! I'm totally using that first chance I get.
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Plausible to me since UPS did not implement.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I couldn't start a doozy like that without laughing before the end. Besides I can't talk to women without my eyes dropping below her neckline.
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    My favorite gag at the customers expense, provided I have a good relationship, is as follows:

    When they aren't happy with their signature on the DIAD and ask if I can erase it, I reply, just shake it ( like a an Etch-a-Sketch ).

    Priceless with the older crowd who are familiar with the reference.
  7. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    once i had these things called Smart Moves they are like PODS, they fit side by side but just barely in a 102 inch trailer, we get them all the time

    i was at a customers dock (different freight) and opened my trailer door, the lady asked how do they get those off the trailer? and i got her with the old trailer stretcher routine, hook line and sinker

    but those things really do barely fit, we only ship them of flatbeds now
  8. ups1990

    ups1990 Well-Known Member

    I tell customers, you have to shake the stylus.
  9. Tiny Panda

    Tiny Panda Member

    But was she hot?:peaceful:
  10. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Stereo-type alert!!!

    What does being blonde have to with driving a summer truck!!!:naive:
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Not having to worry about opening and closing doors gives the blonde one less thing to "concentrate" on.
  12. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis


    Isn't that frozen orange juice?

    Look wiseguy...I have mastered the "hair flip" with both hands on a steering(?) wheel thingy and while painting my nails Revlon Red.

    What more do you expect from me?

    :-)happy-very: And I have it down pat...I can kick off four inch spikes (I drive in loooksss sssoooo much nicer from the outside looking in !!!) and slip on those granny shoes in one motion.)

    I want one of those summer trucks !!!!
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2009
  13. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    I think she should get her one so we don't have this situation arise

    Lasted edited by : Jan 27, 2015
  14. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

  15. User Name

    User Name Only 230 Today?? lol

    I told a couple of guys that the beeping in the new trucks was a timer and that I had 45 seconds to get the bulk delivery done and if it wasn't completed the truck would shut off and I would have to call in the center for them to come out and reset the computer in the truck. It worked till a lazy driver told them that I was full of crap and it was just the brake and hazards beeping........
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I have actually told the summer/winter truck thing before. The look on people's faces is priceless.
  17. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    It's soooo much easier driving barefoot AJ. I know! :surprised:
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  18. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    On the contrary. I believe blonds unfairly get the brunt of all the jokes. This girl had black hair. The dark haired girl was definitely in the dark.

    Since you put up the
    Stereo-type alert!!!, I feel that I must oblige.
    For you enjoyment:

    Painting the Porch

    A blonde teenager, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer,decided to hire herself out as a "handy-woman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint my porch," he said, "How much will you charge me?"
    Delighted, the girl quickly responded, "How about $50?"

    The man agreed and told her that the paint brushes and everything she would need was in the garage. The man's wife, hearing the conversation said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?"

    He responded, "That's a bit cynical, isn't it?"

    The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes we've been getting by email lately.."

    Later that day, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.
    "You're finished already?" the startled husband asked.

    "Yes, the blonde replied, and I even had paint left over, so I gave it two coats."

    ]Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50.00 and handed it to her along with a $10.00 tip.

    "And by the way, "the blonde added, "it's not a Porch, it's a Lexus!

    Sorry about that - not!:happy-very:

    David Kevin (time to find myself a slightly damp bath towel)
  19. morgahorse

    morgahorse Member

    I like to tell people that get all excited when I give them their cell phone that they better hurry up and answer it because I heard it ringing in the box earlier.
  20. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis