So what would you do

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by toonertoo, May 24, 2010.


what would you do interesting question

Poll closed May 31, 2010.
  1. knowing the neighborhood would be key

    10 vote(s)
  2. search the house for an adult

    5 vote(s)
  3. call the police, children left unattended

    8 vote(s)
  4. throw a note and leave

    19 vote(s)
  1. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You go to a home, no one will come to the door except two little children. You need a signature. You wait 2 minutes no one comes. What would you do?
  2. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    I agree Tooner. I think many of us do. We haven't heard from the OP though.
  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    me, personally. Since I needed to re-sort my truck atleast twice per day, (grab the floor stuff, and sort into shelfs), would have done that, and then try again,all infront of the house.
    Would have told the children, that I'll be outside in my truck waiting.
  4. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    The Poll questions are tainted.
    What about waiting for the Police? Or verifying that no one was at home before calling 911? Come on!
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I only had four spots for a choice, deal with it
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    No doubt, waiting an extra minute is not even the option ! LOL , or yelling into the home for an adult reponse.
  7. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Ok. I like the tuffness
  8. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    I was driving through a small town where I know probably 95% of the 500 people. I see a kid about 5 years old running alongside my truck in his underwear shivering from the cold. It was about 15 degrees out.

    I stop the truck and and say hey buddy what are you doing out here. He walks up to the door of my truck and can barely talk he is so cold. He says his name is Richard and he is going to his friends house.

    I tell him to step into the truck and then I ask him where do you live do your parents know you are out here in the cold. He looks at me happy as can be and says I don't know .. where do you live? It still makes me laugh a little.. I say Richard I know where I live... I am trying to figure out where you live.

    I drove really slow back down the block asking Richard if he could point out his house. He was more interested in asking me questions. Finally I stopped at a house that I knew had children the same age. They knew who he was and that his house was about three blocks away.

    Just then a frantic mother pulled up and said she was taking a shower and didn't realize she had left the door unlocked. The kid had probably been outside for a half an hour and who knows how far he would have gotten if I hadn't stopped.
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I found a one year old kid toddling down the street one day in an expensive neighborhood about 15 years ago. I stopped the package car and carried him down the nearest driveway. An embarrassed older brother that wasn't watching him well answered the door and was grateful to see him. This kid was the grandson of a man who owns a certain chicken sandwich restaurant chain that has sales of over a billion dollars a year. The next day I had a delivery for the same house, and the father comes to the door. He said "Thank you for saving little Mathew's life yesterday", as he pulled out his wallet. He gave me a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. True story, I still have the coupon.
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    If the package was not "adult" signature required, have the kids sign and roll.
  11. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I have done that lots ! :)

    But at age 5, they can't even print, yet. or barely.

    Trust me, I have gotten many printed sigs from kids.

    One time , I basically blackmailed this 12yr old kid. He didn't want to sign for a cell phone, and it was a Friday.
    I just told him, it's a cellphone.. don't you think your mother needs it ?
    She will be unhappy, if she has to wait the entire weekend now to get it.

    So, he signed...

    Sorry.. but , I'm at the door, I need to get off everything I can.
    Or it adds up for the next day.

    Besides, our center wouldn't let us come back with over 5 send agains. The pressure is on !
  12. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    let's see.........the father gives you a coupon for a free chicken sandwich........grandpa is the owner of a very lucrative chicken related business........KID = CHICKEN SANDWICH why is it that those who have the most are the least this instance I think a heartfelt thank-you, and perhaps a call to your center mgt. team would have been much more appropriate
  13. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Better than keeping the chicken sandwich... those things can get pretty ripe after a while.:happy2:
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I was just trying to do the right thing by getting the kid to a safe place, it wouldn't have mattered if it was the poorest neighborhood on my route. For a split second there, I will admit that I was thinking that he was going to give me a C-Note or something. So that is greed on my part. I just think of it as being a funny story and not much more. Grandad is a very generous man who gives a large amount of money to charity, and he closes his restaurants on Sunday. They are also a very big UPS customer.
  15. UPSF Peeon

    UPSF Peeon New Member

    i would go in the house and help myself to a snack
  16. Re-Raise

    Re-Raise Well-Known Member

    Maybe your last supper.
  17. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Whoa there, tooner.
    You are sounding like my management team.
  18. grgrcr88

    grgrcr88 No It's not green grocer!

    Chick-fil-A? I love that place!!!
  19. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Winner Winner! Chicken Dinner!:happy2:
  20. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    You did the right thing for the right reason and no other reward could be greater.

    Once, I dove into a river to save a baby floating face down and the greatest satisfaction I have every had was to hear that baby scream and cry when I pulled his head out of the water.
    The mother was too frantic to thank me when I handed the child to her.
    I can still hear that 1yr old screaming in my ear as I swam to shore and it was a sweet song.

    My nephew worked his way through High School working for that GrandPa and got a $5,000.00 scholarship towards his college education for his efforts.
    My nephew is now a multi-millionaire and has only the kindest regards of that GrandPa and how he was treated as an employee.