Mark your mailbox/house

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by NoLates, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. LazyFreddy

    LazyFreddy New Member

    Why can't people mark their mailbox or house with numbers?
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Funny a few years back the paper had an article about a FedEx ground driver. They were kind of trumpeting the independent contractor model.

    He admitted he had bought numbers for his mailbox 3 years ago and never got to putting them up. Lol
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    But everyone knows where their house is!
  4. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Because in the words of Charley Redneck, "everybody knows us"!. My answer, "sure everybody in the holler'. In the words of Billy Joe Sixpack, " well we don't want people to know where we are". My answer, " does that include police, ambulance , fire and rescue'?
  5. dex 84

    dex 84 Active Member

    My house is numbered. It's not visible from the street though so go down every driveway until you find the right one.
  6. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Rather house not be numbered than the people who put up an number that is the same colour of their house...
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  7. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    I've always been a fan of the "If you can't be bothered to be found, I can't be bothered to look" philosophy. AKA "My effort to find you will be equal to your effort to be seen."

    To really rub it in, perform a resi release but put it somewhere where it's hard for them to find. "I was just playing along!"
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  8. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    How about people who live on a dead end street who put the number on the dead end side of the mailbox? Still can't figure that one out.
  9. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I'm a cover driver for UPS...

    On occasion I deliver in the 'richy-rich' towns.

    These people are the worst at clearly identifying their houses with visible number signs.

    Wouldn't you want the FD to be able to identify your house?

    I'm not the regular guy, but if you're getting daily deliveries, help a brother out.

    Witness protection?

  10. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Because they know where they live.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that they would drive to the one with the flames shooting out of the roof.
  12. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    The one that absolutely shocked me are the people who simply do not know or can't remember the physical address of their own home. The dumbing down of the nation is alarming.
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Because they are ignorant.
  14. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Some of my best friends are black.

    Too cheap to spend 5 bucks for some numbers at Wal-Mart.
  15. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Lane with 8 mailboxes at the end, not a single house is marked

    Recipient "I don't understand why he left it at the mailbox"
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  16. Route 66

    Route 66 Bent Member

    I always loved it when I'd call a customer who had an ambiguous address and they'd say something like "well UPS knows how to get here". Great, so am I supposed to call UPS and ask them to give me the directions to your house?

    People (just one of the many reasons I abandoned DGO a long time ago)
  17. Star B

    Star B White Lightening


    I had one when I was swinging in the sticks. The street in question spans three counties, four zips, and has two zips with the same N/S/E/W range. Also, an amazon package, no phone number. I dex(whatever) bad address it... get the kick back from dispatch "unable to locate, bring it back". When I get back to the station, the customers reaming out the CSA because "only Fedex has an issue with delivering it"... come to find out it's the wrong city.

    My rant is numbers that are too small for the distance of the driveway and stupid word-numbers. When I see 1984, I don't have to think twice. However, when I see 'One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty Nine"... no. that's not a house number... that's just being stupid.

    Emperor Star would require any builders or developers to be an Express swing driver for 6 months. Everyone would be required to put 911 number signs at the end of their driveway(like most rural munis have) or waive police, fire, and ambulance service.
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  18. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You are right in that Amazon does not put the consignee's phone number as part of the address: however, if you look toward the bottom of the label, you should see a string of numbers. Within that string you should be able to find the consignee phone number, including area code.
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  19. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    That's for all the traffic turning around at the end of the street!
  20. whenIgetthere

    whenIgetthere Well-Known Member

    The city I used to live required six inch numbers visible from the street, and a threat to add $500 to you property taxes for violations. Never heard of anyone being levied like that, but I never took the chance.