What is the meanest thing you have heard about a driver doing on the road..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by NHDRVR, Jul 26, 2009.


    NHDRVR New Member

    A fellow driver was telling me of a particular condo he delivers to and every Friday he has a pkg for a woman he calls the 'cookie-lady'. The stop, per his description, goes something like this...
    Gets buzzed in and goes down the hall to the left where the Cookie-Lady has already opened the door (The reason the door is always open when he gets to it is that she is 4 foot nothing and 1,300 lbs. and she can't get off the couch which is, you guessed it, near the door.)
    He grabs the sig. and tells me that while he is walking away he can hear her literally tear in to the box and devour the contents.


    last summer the stop is going as planned until the time when she leaned up to grab the diad and the side of the couch broke and on the floor she lands. (My friends description was 'earth moving') He said she is trying to adjust her moo-moo to maintain some sort of modesty but her stubby little arms couldn't reach back/up/down/around far enough to do anything.
    (described as the little brother in "A Christmas Story" who was all wrapped up for winter and couldn't put his arms down.)

    So, my friend is standing there taking this all in, she is face down, can't turn herself over, can't adjust her moo-moo, her cookies are somewhere she can't reach which is what I think is really bothering her, and my buddy doesn't know what to do...
    He told me he was not going to be able to help her up alone, NO WAY.
    He asked if he could get a neighbor and he thinks she said no but her face was buried in the carpet and he said he couldn't understand what was being said so...

    he left her there.

    That's what he told me. He left her there. He walked away like nothing ever happened and he was simply happy he got rid of the stop. Yes, I laughed. Yes, I am still laughing. And yes, it is probably one of the meaner things I heard a driver been a part of which leads me to ask- What is the meanest thing (or saddest) that you have done or have heard being done??
  2. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    thats not mean, he helped her

    maybe she will lay there for 2 weeks without being able to eat or move and will lose a few hundred pounds

    people like that are disgusting and shouldnt be catered to
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Almost as disgusting as people who pee between trailers on the dock. :wink2:
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Hoaxster for the three pointer.:happy-very:
  5. City Driver

    City Driver New Member


    i would say the meanest thing any driver does on the road is pulling the 5th wheel release handle at truck stops
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    <chuckling> Didn't I tell ya City, you probably wouldn't live that down? :peaceful:
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Heard that one feeder driver (Phil) pulled his tractor in front of a tractor at a meet point where the other drivers was asleep. He then turned on his lights and then laid down on his horn.

    That is as mean as it gets to another UPSer.

    Considerable lack of judgment.

    NHDRVR New Member

    Now that's funny...
  9. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i think the reason the real UPSers are afraid to pee outside is they dont want somebody to see there small package operation they got goin on in there pants

  10. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    I don't think city driver is the only one. I've been shifting at the meadowlands lately and as part of "pito" training we're supposed to walk to the back of the trailer, banging on the sides and check that the rollup door is closed.
    Maybe it's the humid weather but there seems to be an "aroma" near the back of a lot of trailers.
    It can be about 20 bays between entrance doors to the building, then UPS doesn't seem to place too many bathrooms in the building, often not near the door (and some have a combo lock on the door), so I guess the "urgent need" may be why there is this "aroma".
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    When I'm shifting, UPS PAYS me to walk to the mens room.
  12. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Oh, oh. Here goes another discussion of getting paid whilst peeing!!!!
  13. konsole

    konsole Member

    my old neighbor use to be a driver and he had a saying called DR River. Which I guess DR stands for Driver Release. and so Driver Release River means obviously releasing the packages into the river :-) He said that he would rather chuck them in the river then come back to the building with packages and get scorned by management. I laughed my butt off when I heard that.
  14. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Just because we are classified small ackage do not read anything into that.

    UPS drivers make 3 attempts and if you ask nicely we will stick the package in your rear!
  15. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    yea but freight drivers use much longer and wider equipment and we know how to get it into very tight spaces
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    That's Right!!! You freight guys dump your load at the curb and run. We package guys truly "service" the customer.

  17. bluehdmc

    bluehdmc Well-Known Member

    Was not referring to myself, maybe it's from drivers picking up previous loads? Not really sure and am not investigating. (I'm not the "pee police")
  18. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    each of our stops takes atleast 20 minutes....you small package guys slide in, and your gone 30 seconds later.....thats not really servicing the customer if u ask me
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Are you talking about work, or have you been talking to my wife?
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    30 seconds of "OH WOW, YOU'RE GREAT. COME BACK SOON -YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME" is a lot better than 20 minutes of "YAWN. ARE YOU DONE YET? WHEN ARE YOU LEAVING?".:happy-very: