Fur Calls

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 705 cach, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. 705 cach

    705 cach New Member

    I have been in Feeder 4 a while. Is there still call tags 4 fur coat pickup and del ? Not enough tape to close box. 2 furs in 1 box . All that good stuff ??:dissapointed:
  2. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Put the keyboard down and back slowly away....
  3. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I remember fur boxes..always wondered what they were...
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Is this one of those explicit adult threads ????
  5. SimpleUPSer

    SimpleUPSer Member

    I've only been around for 19 years, so have no idea what a "fur box" is.

    Are the foil boxes that the pizza guys have the next generation :happy2:
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Wow!!! DS,
    You are getting old ,if you don't remember what to do with a fur box.
    (I will probably take some heat for that joke).
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I think I just made it one.
    My bad.
  8. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Who wears fur these days ?
    Its not politically correct.
  9. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

    lots of people wear fur,and yes there are still fur call tags with box's.we get 20 to 30 of them in our center each year. they treat them like hi-value packages.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    For those still trying to figure out what a" fur call" is it is a service some fur shops offer. They send out a call tag in the spring to have your fur coat or stole picked up fo cleaning and summer storage. Then in the fall it is returned to you. You can usually count on someone who thinks they are better than you to answer the door.
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Remember, a lot of our drivers have never used a clipboard, never mind doing a fur call. I haven't seen a fur call in 20 years, and I'm glad.
  12. HazMatMan

    HazMatMan New Member

    Ah yes, the fur box. Goes to the customer empty and it gets filled with a fur and goes to storage I presume. Love when the idiot sup brings it to my hazmat cage and tell me it is a fallout..
  13. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    Please entertain me with more of your funny questions. Thanks.
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I had a Fur Call a couple of years ago. The fur coat is picked up and put in a cooled storage place during the summer. We had one driver that Dred one in the rain and was asked to pay for it. This same guy once left his DIAD on the rear bumper and ran over it himself when he backed up to a dock. A long time ago, we had a Merchandise Exchange Service too. This was back when everyone got their home phones from the telephone company. If the phone quit working, we would deliver a new one and put the old one back in the box and return it. That service didn't seem to last very long.
  15. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    also, we used to have "stratified charge" engines in the pkg. cars...and "rural" remote deliveries in urban and suburban areas....I wonder what the next brilliant idea will be
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I estimate 8 years since I've done a fur call. I always made the woman fold it up and put it in the box. (Fur side in, the directions said!)

    I remember once opening the box, and there was a fur belt inside the stupid fur storage place didn't remove the last time they used the box.
  17. bad company

    bad company semi-pro

    Who in the world needs a Fur coat in Georgia? Especially in "Hotlanta" :devil3:
  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Somebody with way too much money. This particular woman's husband is in the pine straw business. He has made millions by selling bales of pine straw like those trailers you see at Home Depot or Lowes. We used to rake it up and burn it when I was a kid, this guy figured out that he could get people to actually buy the stuff.
  19. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    those things sucked the old ladies thought we worked for the storage company and would remind us to clean it or repair a button or two. got alot of them rte was in expensive neighbor hood outside of boston. always delivered the in the fall with an aod tag too!!!
  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I got real good at popping the old phone off the wall and hooking up the new one. It was much easier than trying to explain how to do it or telling them to call the phone company to hook it up. There were days I would install a dozen phones