Driver Helper Stories

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 6Brown, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. 6Brown

    6Brown Driver Helper

    Let's hear some funny/cringeworthy stories about driver helpers or their experiences.
    This can be written by drivers or helpers themselves.

    Let's all get a good laugh.
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  3. Bagels

    Bagels Family Leave Fridays!!!

    I worked with a seasonal driver who enjoys the smell of his farts. He's Mexican and had beans for lunch everyday ,too.
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  4. Rack em

    Rack em Well-Known Member

    2 peaks ago a driver had a jumper and told him to go into an apt. building and deliver those packages while he delivered across the street. Well the jumper took way too long to deliver the packages and later that night the driver found out it was because the jumper thought it was a good idea to find a random closet in the building and piss in it! The apt. manager got it all on camera lol.
  5. 6Brown

    6Brown Driver Helper

    I delivered a package to an elderly woman's house who had a very tasteful and elegant homemade wreath in the shape of a pentagram on her from door, star pointing down and everything wrapped with red ribbon. Either she made an honest mistake, or she is the coolest grandma in the country.
  6. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    I have had a lot of things happen since I have been doing this. Some of the drivers have told me some things as well.

    Two years ago:

    Had a customer startle me at night in a dark area. Came across a guy who's mental faculties were not all there in front of a house. Ended up addressing some other person who was standing in the door way and ignored the person out front. The driver and I put a TV in the back yard of some customer and saw a golden retriever cringing in a corner of the back yard. Delivered 50 some odd items to a house of which 20 of the items was computer paper. Saw a 5 year old on a bicycle directly behind the truck on the back up monitor. The driver told me that one time he had a kid get on the back of his truck and refused to get off. The mother comes out and yells at the driver because he is yelling at the kid to get off instead of scolding her kid. Saw a sign that said 'Knock and run' at some house. The driver was a bit disappointed at my reaction to the sign. I came back to the truck as if nothing was wrong. The driver asked if I saw the sign. I said yes that I did and thought it was rather funny. The driver then told me that most helpers usually come running back to the truck. Delivered to a condo were the occupants had left and didn't latch their door behind them. My knocking caused the door to swing open to my astonishment. After I realized no one was home, I just reached in and closed the door. On my way back to the truck I ran across the driver and a customer who followed us back to the truck. The customer was complaining about how the last driver had supposedly broke a sink that was delivered. Of course the replacement sink was on the truck and so we put it next to the customer's door. Later when we got near the boundary to an indian reservation, I asked the driver if he had ever delivered on the reservation before. He said no but he knew a driver that does. Here's what he told me about what this driver experienced. The driver had delivered to a trailer where the indians had removed the interior walls and floors and were living in it like that. Another indian had pulled a gun on the driver at another stop on the reservation. Since it happened on tribal lands, UPS could only flag the address as customer pick up only. Later that day the driver and I delivered to some high rise condos where an elderly lady called the condo security on the driver. Security just went up there to calm the lady down.

    Last year:

    A secretary at some business went on some spiel on how she was a temp. I just grinned at her and said 'That's ok. So am I.' She gets this surprised look on her face and says 'Really?' The look on her face was priceless. Tried to deliver to a business that was closed on Christmas Eve but someone forgot to lock up. The driver thought that the business had refused the shipment until I told him what had happened.

    This year:

    Had this happen

    Came across some stealthy dogs one of which sniffed at the bottoms of my shoes while I was waiting for a package from the driver. Another tailed me back to the truck without me knowing it. It backed off when I entered the truck. After delivering to a house, the driver got a call from a seasonal driver. He was on the phone with the seasonal driver near the back of the truck when the customer went to get the package and let a dog out as well. I backed up onto the truck real fast and the driver yelled at the dog. Then ran around to the driver side of the truck and looked back at the dog from the driver's side of the truck. Had a customer who let a dog out with them that was not a threat but just barked at me. I give the package to the customer and they take it inside without calling the dog in or securing it inside. They just left it out there to bark at me. I didn't want to turn my back to the dog and head back to the truck because of the dog's natural predator instincts. The dog's body language told me that it was the type that would retreat if approached. So I take two steps toward the dog and it retreats into the doorway. I close the security screen door and head back to the truck. The customer says 'Thank you.' as I am heading back to the truck.
  7. capers8

    capers8 Member

    I had a "that's not Gatorade" moment my first peak as a helper. No, I didn't drink it.
  8. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    So supposedly this happened in a center this year...

    Helper is on car, and needs to use the phone, but he forgot his cell.

    Driver offers helper to use his phone, so helper can call his girlfriend.

    Helper starts dialing phone number, and dudes girlfriends name and phone number are already listed in the phone under contacts...

    Not sure how the rest of it played out, lol
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  9. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    Damn! What are the odds of that?
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I had a helper have a gun pointed at his head, when he walked in on a robbery. I was getting ready to see what was taking him so long, and he comes running out asking if I had seen anybody run out of the business.
  11. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    I'm just glad that happens late at night around here.
  12. From another thread that I started. No exactly funny at this point! The good news is that I worked with "Tom" today and it was all sunshine and farts (I always wait until I walk up the driveway)
  13. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    If you invited your helper over for dinner and he cooked up hambrgers, would they be hamburger helper?
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  14. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Last year I had a helper who seemed to know everyone on the route so I got to hear stories about how big of a whore they all used to be and such.
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  15. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    That stuff's actually pretty good.
  16. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    Tasty? Yes. Healthy? No.
  17. Gumby

    Gumby *

    If you add some fresh peppers and onions.
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  18. GillEagan

    GillEagan I always look 10 years younger than I am.

    You need to stop posting the names of the drivers here. It's a no no here. If you still can please edit the posts and change the names to just driver.
  19. Mr.Golden

    Mr.Golden Active Member

    We was told in a PCM that a helper missed sitting down in the seat, fell out the truck and hit their head on the concrete
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  20. Gumby

    Gumby *

    That's why they don't hire them like they used to. You ain't saving any money if you pay them comp for a year.