UPS Peak

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by freddiebear, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. freddiebear

    freddiebear New Member

    It's a repeat, but for those that haven't seen it. Don't know who to credit it to.

    UPS Peak

    T'was A UPS Day Before Christmas

    T'was the day before Christmas and all through the land

    Not a creature was working save the UPS man

    The package cars were parked, by the loading docks with care

    In hopes that the air trailer soon would be there

    The preload had finished their jobs for the night

    Making last minute adjustments so all would be right

    And I with my dispatch and the drivers in their browns

    Had just finished our meeting and were heading for town

    When out in the yard there arose such a clatter

    I sprang from my dock to see what was the matter

    Away to the primary I flew with great care

    Threw open the bay door, admitting cold air

    The sun was now shining on the snow we now had

    All knew the conditions on the road would be bad

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

    But a late load from the hub, and the air trailer was here

    More rapid than eagles UPSers they came

    And I whistled, and shouted, and called them by name

    Now driver, now feeder, now loader and sorter

    On supers, on staffers, on clerical and porter

    To the unload, the sort aisle, the package cars fast

    We must process this volume, for the daylight won’t last

    As teams come together and accomplish great tasks

    When they meet with an obstacle, no questions are asked

    So off to their duties they went with great haste

    All knew at this moment there’s no time to waste

    And then in a twinkling I heard all around

    Doors closing, engines starting, oh what a great sound

    As I drew in my breath to release a great sigh

    A slight bit of moisture came to my eye

    I now understood how it felt to belong

    To a team that’s determined, united, and strong

    The drivers wore flannels beneath their brown trousers

    To help keep them warm for hours and hours

    Their shoes were all polished, and shone when they walked

    They were courteous, but brief whenever they talked

    Their duties were fret with urgency all day

    They were offered fine treats but had no time to stay

    On their heads they wore ball caps or knits, some were bare

    To help keep them warm in the chill winter air

    On their hip was a pouch where they kept a device

    To record their deliveries after checking them twice

    The packages were left out of weather and sight

    In case the receiver came home late that night

    The drivers and helpers maintained area trace

    To deliver all stops; there was no time to waste

    As daylight was waning, and deliveries complete

    And the driver was buckling himself in his seat

    The last of his customers answered their bell

    And bent to recover the package hid well

    The customer could see in the distance afar

    The fading taillights of the UPS car

    And the driver exclaimed, as he drove out of sight

    “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ha, excellent! I had not heard that before.
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    That is great!
  4. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    A nice little rendition,a bit bubble gummy
    makes me all fuzzy and warm in the tummy
    in reality it should go............

    twas the day before christmas
    and the drivers were :censored2:
    they were overdispatched from yesterdays missed

    the cages still full as preload runs amok
    to squeeze every packge into each ups truck

    At the PCM, center manager says, today you must strive
    to do 11 hours work in under 9.5

    So we deliver the gifts, avoiding the dogs
    seeing familys singing and drinking egg nogs
    we know we'll get through it,one stop at a time
    merry christmas to all and I wish I was klein
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009

  5. DS, That caused me to bust out laughing. That was great!!!
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    DS strikes again. That was great DS. How long did it take you to come up with that? Serious question. :happy2:
  7. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    about 15 minutes of scratching my head
  8. DS,
    I saw your post and hoped it was another side-splitter.
    Keep 'em coming:peaceful:
  9. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I couldn't come up with that in a week. That is really good DS.
  10. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    DS...I'm in tears with this one!!
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    DS, that was horrible. REALLY bad!

    (J/k, don't want you to get a big head!)
  12. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Just a little bored this evening , and feeling some creativity...:knockedout: Enjoy, or not ...

    "Ode to 2009 Peak"

    'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the hub
    not a creature was smiling, not even janitor Bub

    Packages on the aisle stacked high like waffles
    Supervisors glaring calling employees awful

    The preload no better, palettes jammed into any open bays
    and drivers complaining about 15 hour days

    Out on the road, the chaos is unlimited
    rude customers call- in complaints completely uninhibited

    cover drivers burning up routes full throttle
    skipping breaks and lunch peeing in the gatorate bottle

    with 300 stops, even Santa would be flabberagasted
    with a bad back and knees surely, he would have never lasted

    Feeder drivers no better trying to hurry home
    blowing a red light chatting on the cell phone

    It's UPS peak and the same crap as before
    Merry Christmas to all, and see you at the liqour store
  13. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I Liked it Sleeve,very creative rhymes.
  14. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Thanks, maybe should have waited until next week for more inspiration. ;)