Discussion in 'Stories' started by Pax Collector, Jan 7, 2019.
I've had people try things like gas cans, laundry for the laundromat, a keg haha. No thanks.
This had nothing to do with Sams or Walmart. This was one of those independent contractors selling stuff inside the store who needed cargo. Yes it was somewhat of a pain but he ordered a premium car at premium rates to ensure someone was willing to pick him up. And he still tipped well. I’d do short grocery store runs like this all day long for $60 a pop. Less miles, wear and tear. Had he gotten me on base XL it would’ve been a hell no.
Lol, I will henceforth wear hip boots when reading your comments.
Never . I tell them I don’t haul furniture. I’m in the business of people hauling. I been asked to pick up at furniture stores and I sit there until I get my chance fee
Got a ping to an apartment.
Gal runs out with an armload of clothes. Throws them in the back seat before I can say anything, says, "I am leaving this jerk, I got one more bit of clothes, I'll be right back." I start the ride (I know, mistake).
Now, I sit. And wait. And wait.
Go to the front door and knock (I know, I know). Another female answers the door and I ask for the name on the ride and she says, "Oh, she's in the bedroom. Um, um..." Now, I hear the passionate sounds of make-up sex. Not muffled either. Loud. They having fun.
I think, "Oh, hell no." and storm back to the car, open up the back door, scoop up dresses and blouses and pant suits and deposit them on the front porch. She comes running out ... with baby batter running down her leg, "Oh, I'm still leaving the bastard. I need a ride."
I drove away, cancelled the ride and made up a story for Uber.
About two rides later a lady picks up a negligee and a pair of panties from the floor of the back seat and says "Is this yours?" I said, "Well, kinda. I take tips where I can get them."
She smiled and handed them to me, and I promptly tossed them out the window.
My wife wouldn't of believed that story. Not at all.
Clean items that can be placed on my front seat or in my trunk with minimal effort and time are no problem for me either, so long as I don’t have to jump through hoops to make the drop; But packing up my car as if it were a moving truck is a big no-no.
One last nookie for the road? Priceless.
Last two times someone used my XL as Uhaul I got a $50 and $20 cleanup fee. Uhaul charges if you dont clean their trucks and moving is dirty business.
I just had a run last Saturday. I pull up and this guy has 3 bags of Golden Knights jerseys. I open the trunk and he puts them in and then says drop these off at the address I put in and call me when you get there. It was a print shop 18 miles away. I happily made the run.
If a pax found a driver dumb enough to actually assist with loading a mattress headed to Goodwill...more power to them.
'Walmart' was the red flag.
I usually hand them a Lugg card and smile. This one girl asked if it's $5. I just rolled my eyes and drove off. Never will forget that.
True. And there doesn't seem to be any shortage of them.
Better than a passenger . I do this type of run often but I have rules . It must be a long ride . I must know what I am delivering . Someone must meet me at the drop off , and I mean they must come to the car . And if I am leaving the state I negotiate a return fee .
This happened during December before Christmas;
I get a ping to a Rite Aid store. As I pull up a young woman approaches from the sidewalk in front of the store. She's carrying a small shopping bag and nothing more. Oh well......surely a one mile run but whatever, let's get it over with. As I approach she smiles and waves her phone at me. Then she motions to a young man standing about 50 feet away, who begins walking towards me carrying a large wrapped Christmas tree. I drive a Toyota Corolla LE.
"Where da hell do you think that's going???"
"On top of your car? You don't have to worry, the store employees help loading the tree and tying it down. You don't even have to get out of your car."
Yes I said some words that were not "Merry Christmas " as I cancelled and hi-tailed it out of there.
Now you understand why I hate people.
LMAO!!! I definitely can agree with this one.
I almost was going to say I hope she got cancer after that. I almost was going to say that.
Speaking of gas-cans, I picked up a fellow ant one night who’s car ran out of gas…with a pax on the back seat. Buddy didn’t exactly seem like the brightest bulb in the box. Anyway, I took pity on him and carried him to a gas-station to get a gallon and back to his car.
I have no issue with small items that fit in the trunk. Hauling a bunch of large sized crap? No thanks.
Yeah but gas fumes take forever to get out of your car. I had a guy try to get in my car with four 1 gallon cans of house paint. He had just bought them from Home Depot. I kept the door locked and looked at his cans and noticed dabs on paint color on the top of the cans. I asked him if they opened the cans to mix color. He said they did. I told him he was not getting in my car with that unless they were factory sealed and never opened. He complained but he never got in my car and I cancelled on him.
Why so nitpicky? Because I met an Ant at the airport lot once who told me that he had also picked up a pax who had cans of house paint and the store must not have hammered the lids back down tight enough. Two cans tipped over and the lids came off in his trunk. Two gallons of white paint all over his Prius trunk. He's still fighting Uber for the money.
Another Ant told me on Black Friday he let a pax load up his Prius with a whole brand new computer system in boxes. When the pax got home and slid one of the boxes out of the back seat, one of those big copper industrial staples was partially loose on the bottom of the box and sliced a section of his back seat.
Gas cans, paints and computer parts have been excluded from my list as of now.
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