What are some stupid questions you often get?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by surviv'n_it, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. surviv'n_it

    surviv'n_it New Member

    This morning while sorting out my air at the center a few drivers were talking about some of the stupid questions that they get pretty often. Just out of curiosity, what questions do you get that after awhile just make you really think that people are stupid.

    Some example questions or experiences we were talking about were:

    1. Whats in the box?
    2. Are you UPS?
    3. Someone you do not know comes up to you and just asks, "Do you have a package for me?"

    4. I had a signature required delivery and on arrival there is a note on the front door that said, " UPS Delivery man: The front door is unlocked, please take package inside and leave in back bedroom. If you need a signature, you can deliver it to me at work." Her work address was another city over and was well over 30 miles away. Obviously I am not about to enter her house or travel that far to her job. Why would any person even think to make either of these suggestions?

    I would love to hear some stories you have as I know there are even better ones out there!
  2. pkg-king

    pkg-king New Member

    Answer to number 1. Hold on, I left my x-ray glasses in he truck.

    Answer to number 2 as I look down at the logo on my shirt "yep".

    Question I'm tired of hearing....Cold enough for ya?

    Also, I'm amazed at the number of people who think we are associated with the Post Office!
  3. jds4lunch

    jds4lunch What the hell is YOUPS??

    The other day I rang a doorbell and this lady answers the door with her 2 kids and yells out, "The mailman is here!!!".
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I called a guy once back in the early 70's to get directions to his house and his exact words were "What the F... do you mean you need directions? You put mail in my mailbox every day don't ya so how the f... can you not know where I live?" After trying to explain to him that we were United Parcel Service and not the Post Office he said " just put the F...... package in my mailbox. Never did get directions. We sent him out a postcard - held the package 5 days and sent it back. Two weeks later he came into the building and had it out with the center manager( thank God he was there for a change). center manager ended up calling the cops to escort him off the grounds. :peaceful:
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Oh, you meant stupid questions from customers.........
  6. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    I`m in the Northeast and can`t stand hearing this one, How are the roads?
  7. tups

    tups New Member

    What is it?

    A box.
  8. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    In a few months, the stupid question I hate to hear will be the old "Is it hot enough for you yet?":hot4:
  9. Jim Kemp

    Jim Kemp Active Member

    From friends and family; What time are you getting off on friday?
  10. Esty

    Esty New Member

    Whats in it??

    text messages
    Can you re deliver a package back to 123 what ever st?
    no im in the UPS building
    So your not gona do it
  11. Tony31yrs

    Tony31yrs New Member

    On Veteran's Day, MLK, Columbus Day, etc.;

    "It's a holiday. Why are you working?"

    Reply: "I'm just doing this in my spare time" or "Why are you working on a holiday?"
  12. Pollocknbrown

    Pollocknbrown Member

    Tony, what about dyngus day? dont forget that holiday :D
  13. currahee

    currahee Member

    Walk in soaking wet hand board to customer also wet customer says " is it raining"

    How are the roads

    Old reliable hot enough for ya

    Asking me to put pkg in their house upstairs ! no

    IS IT TICKING? (how many time a day do you hear that)

    are you Fed EX?

    Stupid joke about UPS and Fed EX merging! Fed ups (maybe funny first time not after the 1,000 th time)

    Customer ask do you have anything for me? Who are you and where do you live ?(turns out the live 3 towns over)
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Geeez do they ( the public) send out mass emailings to get these stupid questions spread around?
    When I get " Stupid joke about UPS and Fed EX merging! Fed ups (maybe funny first time not after the 1,000 th time)" I tell them it's not a joke anymore, it's gonna happen early next year.

    More than once when hit with " do you have anything for me?"
    I just tell them "Nope".
    Then they ask me if I know who they are,
    I just say "Nope"

    I think the one that gets to me the most is as I return to the truck after DRing a package the customer runs out of the house yelling " Hey, do I need to sign for that ?" More than once I have made them walk to the curb before telling them, "naw, that's ok, don't need a signature ...TODAY" (thinking MORON !)

    Have y'all been busy? Working hard? Keeping ya running?

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    How about when I'm delivering a business, and then they tell me they have something that needs to go out. So I wait there for it seems like forever, then they come back out with a box that I can tell within half a second that it's a USPS label.
    Then they question me like I'm wrong, so I have to explain it like to a 6 year old

  16. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    Like Jeff Foxworthy is fond of saying "Here's your sign"
  17. john346

    john346 No more Brown!

    "Where's your shorts?" That one always gets me to reply "Hey big guy, that kinda talk may cut it with the babes, but I'm gonna have to ask you to take two steps back."
    "What is it?" - "I'm not sure, but I bet it would fit in a box about that size." or "Man! I was so busy packing them this morning, I really can't remember."
    "How are the roads?" - "Not too bad I guess because I made it here."
    "Fed Up" joke - Always I give the total blank stare and "I don't get it. Federal Express dosen't have the money to buy UPS & UPS is large enough without buying Federal express. They are completely divergent entities, in a somewhat feirce competition for the same demographic market. The merging of the color schemes alone would drive any marketing engineer insane, plus where would they put the headquarters Montana?" Now as I walk back to the car I have to hurry because I'm about to bust a gut with the look they give me for ruining their perfictly good sophmoric joke.
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    As a cover driver, my favorite is, "Where is the regular guy???" My standard reply is, "He checked into rehab. When he comes back, he could really use a hug."

  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I used to tell them the regular guy got sent away for awhile for molesting some farmers sheep
  20. JustTired

    JustTired free at last.......

    Gonna take a lot better than that to keep me from taking my vacation.

    Pretty funny, though. Almost makes me wish I was a cover driver so I could use it.