Bad habits

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by TooTechie, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    What bad habits have you found yourself developing as a driver?

    I had wicked pain in my hands this weekend then monday morning I realized it was because I had started turning the steering wheel by hooking my thumbs in the steering wheel. I've since stopped but what bad habits have you caught?
  2. HomeDelivery

    HomeDelivery Well-Known Member

    pee bottles, but i'll use detergent bottles ~ wide mouth & there's no confusion of trying to drink "apple juice"
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    To anyone who feels the need to do this, here's a tip. Don't use a Mountain Dew bottle.
  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Im a chronic offender when it comes to pulling the DIAD out at stop lights or even when going slowly.
  5. Just Lurking

    Just Lurking Member

    Or lime gatorade.
  6. averageguy

    averageguy Member

    Delivering grounds with my air, sometimes coming extremely close to having some late because of it (like seconds).. Very bad habit but the way my route is set up I'd spend 30 mins fighting traffic to get back to some of those stops..
  7. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Picking hard clumps of dried snot and dirt out of my nose at a stop light.
  8. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Same here. Majority of my air falls in a block of 10 stops that I can get done in half the time it would take me if I waited till the afternoon thanks to lunch rush traffic. The last air stop usually the same place everyday and the lady recently asked me. . and I quote "Why do you F****ing run in here like you are motherf******* bat man or something? Slow down dude."
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    why all the words when "boogers" will do. Boogers. Lol. That's such a cool word. Boogers.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Delivering out of the driver's side door rather than using the passenger side door and walking around the back of the package car.
  11. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Anyone that does this should have their head examined. There is no job in this world or salary paid that requires me to piss in a bottle.....EVER! I don't give a $#!+ how far I am from a toilet.
  12. kingOFchester

    kingOFchester Well-Known Member

    Painting with words.
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I hold the steering wheel at 4 and 8. Occasionally, I catch myself slouching, but by holding the wheel at 4 and 8, it happens far less frequently.
  14. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I use the shifter as an arm-rest. I refused a new automatic because of this.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I am way too tall to do that. I would have a ridiculous spinal curve if I tried.
  16. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I have to be within a couple of feet , or I get some on the floor.
  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    My range is not what it was when I was 14.
  18. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    who doesn't ? :happy-very: oh i forgot, wait for it.................
  19. serenity now

    serenity now Guest

    got dinged on my last ride-along for that very thing * still doing it
  20. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    With the newer package cars and the wide cab I couldn't resist loading the cart in the truck and taking the loaded 2 wheeler down the stairs or even out of the back of the truck. It's begun to wear on my shoulders though and I resolved to quit doing that last year. But I really HATE moving multiple heavy pkgs. to the stairwell or back of the truck first.