some delivery people are morons

Discussion in 'Tools and Procedures' started by grumpyvette, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    because Im frequently helping build or repair or modify people cars, and because Im home 98% of the time as Im retired, guys frequently have parts shipped directly here,
    I especially like it when they leave $2000 worth of parts leaning on my fence outside the gate or in the driveway, or on the lawn, just inside the gate,and post that sticker on the door or on the OPEN GATE that says left in driveway, my front gates 190 ft from my house, and anyone driving by could simply pick the packages up and leave, if I don,t see the delivery truck, now I know almost for sure he gets to my block at a certain time range so I know to look if Im expecting parts but gee theres some dumb guys delivering expensive parts!.
    Ill never forget finding 4 new corvette tires and wheels sitting in my drive just inside the open gate
    or a new corvette hood leaning on the front fence and when I called they acted like..."hey you got your stuff whats the problem?"
    am I the only guy that seems to have a delivery driver thats lets say less than careful?
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  2. mathd

    mathd solid fixture here in the forum

    What kind of shipping is that?
    When i get shipped to my door they ring my doorbell otherwise they will try again another day(after 3 try they return or leave it at post office depend upon carrier) They never ever let any package or shipment outside(anyway i would be really dissapointed to see my parts box leaning on snow at -20°C or the summer if it happen to rain?)

    Anyway when i order parts am always there to answer before they can ring the doorbell, dont know why ... :p .
  3. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

    Ive had UPS do it and IVE had independent shippers do it also, I guess they figure Im out in the sticks on a dead end street, and theres little chance of anyone but me seeing it on my 5 acres, everyone has either 5-10-20 acre lots on my street so theres not a huge traffic problem
  4. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Most of the time UPS just knocks on the door and runs. Fedex sometimes won't leave it unless they get a signature. Today the US Post Office left my Extech 42545 IR Gun on the porch.
  5. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

  6. grumpyvette

    grumpyvette Administrator Staff Member

  7. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    I'm surprised that we don't see more of the delivery truck on the news with them in accidents. Every time I see a UPS truck, it's pedal to the metal, they must get paid by the number of packages they deliver.

  8. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    When I worked for Kodak I would spend 3 or 4 hours repairing a 16 mm sound movie projector only to see the UPS guy toss it in the back of the truck! Never got one back so I guess it was OK.
  9. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    More than once I was temped to have a very large and official looking sticker made

    this package is documented,and TRACKED
    YOUR PICTURE was taken remotely,
    several time's when you accepted this package!
    and THIS IS being remotely satellite tracked,
    in real time
    and is time sensitive ,
    you must sign too except or release it!

    you will be held PERSONALLY,LEGALLY & FINANCIALLY responsible,
    by both the federal government and your company
    if this package is damaged,or delayed, in any way
  10. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Maybe you should stand outside wih a Billy Club Grumpy.
    They sell them at the Truckstops here.
  11. Strictly Attitude

    Strictly Attitude solid fixture here in the forum

    Tire beaters sell them at all truck stops lol
  12. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    yeah waiting out by the mail box with the last delivery guy that failed to perform seems to intimidate them
  13. Loves302Chevy

    Loves302Chevy "One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."

    Hey, those parts are heavy - and it's a long walk up your driveway.
    Millennials, gotta love them and their "gold star for everyone" attitudes.;)
  14. JohnHancock

    JohnHancock Well-Known Member

    I have seen YouTube videos of rigged boxes for Porch Pirates getting what they deserve. Funniest was a guy that put what looked loose shit with smelly mix that was launched with an airbag when opened! They got about 3 houses down the road when it went off! Everybody came out of the car like it was on fire!
    Indycars and Loves302Chevy like this.

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