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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Default UPS drivers need KB Training!

    So, here I am all excited: last week I hit my 5X5 ladder with the 24 and it was with great relish and anticipation that I ordered the 32 last Monday. DD as always shipped in a timely manner and with the link provided I was tracking my soon to arrive bell.

    What timing as the bell was to arrive today, my day off and what better way to spend an afternoon watching the defending National League Champion Phillies open the 2010 season while waiting for my bell to arrive. Usually the UPS truck delivers in my South Philly neighborhood around 1 to 2 o'clock and I periodically checked my doorbell to be sure it functioned properly--no way did I want to miss the look on my driver's face as he labored to bring the bell to my door step followed by his incredulous question of "What the Hell is in this box!?"

    But I was to be thwarted as evidently the driver must have declined to actually hoist the bell and rather claimed to have attempted delivery to my home at 1:12 pm. I know this because I logged on and tracked my package. Imagine my surprise at the phantom attempt while I watched Roy Halladay throw his first pitches as a Philly mere feet from my front door and my perfectly working door bell. He didn't even have the decency to quietly post a note on my door and scurry away.

    I sat here all afternoon waiting. Now I gotta shlep over to the distribution center and pick it up myself. I wouldn't want the poor bastard to exert himself.

    What's the world coming too when a grown man can't lift the equivalent of a nine year old child?

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    DTris is offline Senior Member
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    Hate to say it but you should complain about that. They make dollys (hand trucks) for a reason.

    Hope you get it soon though.

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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    Hate to say it but you should complain about that. They make dollys (hand trucks) for a reason.

    Hope you get it soon though.
    Oh no I had to call the office and the guy on the other end lodged a formal complaint. I didn't really want to cause the driver grief as I find this more humorous than anything but the manager seemed sincerely pissed and insisted that this was not how they do business.

    And I'll have it my possession in a few hours

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    LChristopher RKC is offline Senior Member
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    I have 'helped' UPS drivers before with my own weights on deliveries.
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    rickbuzz is offline Senior Member
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    Mine have always packed it down to the door for me, one guy made a comment about how heavy it was but thats about it. The biggest I have is the 36kg.

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    I actually have worked a couple of X-Mas's as a driver helper for UPS. Both times I was out of shape ( though UPS was a bit of a workout!) and no matter how heavy or unwieldy, I always took it to the customer ( or picked up). If it was too much I'd use a dolly or cart.I'm really shocked. And reading through an employees newsletter at the UPS plant, I saw an article claim that UPS drivers activity levels ( carrying a heavy item, running to the door in boots at a fast pace) were on the same level as professional athletes!The article was about how important warming up and stretching was for drivers because of their activity level. Well I guess I'm lucky because my 16k Russian Red KB was right in front of my door.

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    Chris F. is offline Senior Member
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    So I had to go over and stand in line for 40 minutes last night to get my bell. They rolled it out on a dolly and offered to take it to my car but I said, "Don't worry gents I got it." The workers looked impressed as I wrestled it out to my car. Needless to say I didn't need much of a workout after carrying the 32 in it's box to my car

    Let me tell you, when I got it out of the box and grabbed the handle it was worth every second I waited. The first swing, the first clean, the first press (very difficult but I managed one each arm)--what a feeling!

    Is it normal for a person to take that kinda pleasure in a forbidding looking hunk of iron ?

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    Is it normal for a person to take that kinda pleasure in a forbidding looking hunk of iron ?
    Most definately Everyone reading that is wearing a slightly insane grin, knowing just what you mean.
    Gratz on the new toy mate, my 32 is sitting in the corner looking forlorn. After 3months of idleness Im working my way back to it with the 24.
    Dave M.

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