If the last few years have taught us anything, it's just how essential delivery drivers are. Sure, some of them refuse to take the high road and handle our parcels with complete disregard. But thousands of others do much more than just deliver goods straight to their customer's doorsteps. They go out of their way to save Friday nights, heal Monday blues, and put genuine smiles on their faces.

But even when drivers do their jobs with the utmost care, many things are out of their control. Luckily for us, though, they cause plenty of weird and funny adventures workers can’t wait to share with everyone online. So let us introduce you to two online groups, 'Postmates' and 'Couriers Of Reddit', the perfect outlets for delivery drivers to reveal the ups and downs of their professional lives.

Whether it’s to air out their grievances or give a warm round of applause, couriers set out on a mission to show everyone the wildest things they have ever dealt with on the job. From wholesome experiences to downright hilarious customer encounters, these online communities have a little bit of everything. So continue scrolling, upvote the ones that surprised you most and be sure to tell us what you think about them in the comments!

#1

I Can Relate

I Can Relate

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Nathaniel
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They have learnt to use tools! Planet of the Dogs is upon us!

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#2

I Posted This On Another Sub This Morning, But I’ve Been Thinking About It All Day And Thought I’d Share It Here As Well

I Posted This On Another Sub This Morning, But I’ve Been Thinking About It All Day And Thought I’d Share It Here As Well

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#3

I'm A Driver For Advance Auto And Every Time I Come To This Stop I See This Little Cutie

I'm A Driver For Advance Auto And Every Time I Come To This Stop I See This Little Cutie

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It’s never been easier to order something online. Countless apps now let us receive bags of groceries, hot and steamy meals, and virtually any item we so desperately need in mere minutes. But sometimes, we forget about the people bringing us these goods, and all too often, we lack the understanding of what they have to endure day in and day out.

Any courier can attest that making deliveries is far from an easy job. They simply don’t have the luxury to glide through the day at their own pace and take their sweet time carrying packages and bringing them to customers’ doorsteps. Delivery drivers usually spend their working hours under pressure, driving fully-loaded vans and simultaneously juggling many duties. Plus, they then have to report their tasks to their companies that consistently rush them to transport more packages at a much faster pace.

#4

The Best Kind Of Surprise

The Best Kind Of Surprise

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#6

Thought You Guys Would Like This

Thought You Guys Would Like This

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Richard Console Jr., an attorney and founding partner at Console and Associates, P.C., explained that delivery drivers carry a great risk of getting seriously hurt. It looks like many of us don't realize that danger and delivery drivers go hand in hand. While auto accidents are one of the most obvious and dangerous hazards workers face, risks don’t end once they leave the road.

Drivers encounter an abundance of safety hazards when they step out of their vehicles, and one of the most common ones is poorly restrained pets at purchasers' residences. In 2020 alone, more than 5,800 postal workers were attacked by dogs while delivering the mail, according to the United States Postal Service (USPS). Whether they got gently nipped at their ankles, viciously bitten or even attacked, aggressive pet behavior puts many employees in danger. Any courier is at risk, Console Jr. stated, "especially to hand-deliver packages or messages to a private residence, could be bitten in the course of their work. That includes not only postal workers employed by the USPS but also employees of companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, and smaller logistics and delivery companies."

#8

I Started Driving For Postmates A Few Days Ago Since I Have Extra Free Time And Realized How Underpaid They Are. Had A Horrid Night Tonight So I Wanted To Do Something Nice For Somebody Delivering In The Rain. His Response Made My Night Better In Return

I Started Driving For Postmates A Few Days Ago Since I Have Extra Free Time And Realized How Underpaid They Are. Had A Horrid Night Tonight So I Wanted To Do Something Nice For Somebody Delivering In The Rain. His Response Made My Night Better In Return

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#9

So This Happened To Me Today

So This Happened To Me Today

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Fat Harry
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could have been avoided by the use of proper punctuation, so whenever people say that punctuation doesn't matter because everyone knows what you mean anyway, just think that writing: 'Yes, "Shut Up and Drive" on Military Hwy' could have avoided this mess.

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Interestingly, Console Jr. mentioned that the most dangerous day of the week to make deliveries is Wednesday (so be careful out there today, folks!). "More than 8 times as many couriers and messengers got hurt on the job on Wednesdays than on Sundays. Monday is the second most dangerous day to make deliveries, followed by Tuesday and Thursday," he added.

#10

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

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#11

This Just Happened

This Just Happened

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Autocorrect is the bane of modern existence.

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#12

Saw This On Fb Today, Made Me Lol

Saw This On Fb Today, Made Me Lol

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TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well it would be cool to deliver food by a helicopter

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Another thing that increases the risk of danger is when companies ask too much of their employees. "Some delivery drivers feel pressured to exceed the speed limit, roll through stop signs, and otherwise pay less attention to the road and more attention to the clock and to the dispatcher constantly demanding more deliveries in less time,” the attorney noted. "All of these actions can raise drivers’ risks of being in a car accident." Moreover, the rush to deliver the goods on time can make workers skip breaks which in turn can make them lose their attention while on the road.

#13

I Havent Been Able To Work For 5 Days Due To Personal Problems But I Was Able To Get Out And Do 1 Delivery And It Ended Up Being This One. This Person Helped Me So Much

I Havent Been Able To Work For 5 Days Due To Personal Problems But I Was Able To Get Out And Do 1 Delivery And It Ended Up Being This One. This Person Helped Me So Much

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#14

We Have Fun Sometimes

We Have Fun Sometimes

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#15

They Had This At The Door Plus Gave Me A Cash Tip! Shoutout To The Homie Customers

They Had This At The Door Plus Gave Me A Cash Tip! Shoutout To The Homie Customers

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The fact that some managers bend over backward to frustrate their employees and make them wonder about quitting daily is nothing new. A longtime UPS driver who preferred to stay anonymous recently told INSIDER that during their years on the job, they experienced everything from the good and the bad to the downright ugly. First, they explained that the position comes with many perks, especially for those who prefer solitude. "I'm on my own all day without any supervisors or co-workers, and that's how I prefer it," they said.

#16

This Is My New Favorite Doormat!

This Is My New Favorite Doormat!

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blobby_grrl
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow. never thought the perfect doormat existed until now...

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#17

Not Postmates But Lol

Not Postmates But Lol

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, the lesser spotted snack goblin emerging briefly from his lair to feed. Watch as he collects his prize and returns from whence he came to devour it. (Note: please whisper it to yourself in David Attenborough's voice for maximum effect.)

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#18

Got A Very Important Postmates Today. I Literally Ran Out Of My House On The Quest For The Puppy Pool

Got A Very Important Postmates Today. I Literally Ran Out Of My House On The Quest For The Puppy Pool

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope they don’t mean they literally just broke their hip while their dog went into labour, because while I applaud their priorities that’d be going a bit far.

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The driver has also locked in a regular route. This means they make the same trip instead of picking up new available routes every day, and it "makes a major difference as far as quality of life goes." But even after they moved up the career ladder from a cover driver (someone who shows up for their shift and hopes that the management will assign them a favorable route), they’re still unsure of when their workday will end. "Every morning when I leave the house, my wife asks what time I'll be home. All I can do is shrug my shoulders because it's definitely not a 9-to-5 job," the UPS driver explained. "Some days, you can get everything done in nine hours; other times it can take 14 hours. That kind of inconsistency makes it difficult to have a life outside of work."

#19

I’m Extremely Sick And Ordered Some Medicine And Drinks From 7-11, Put In The Delivery Instructions To Knock And Leave At The Door As I Don’t Want To Pass It On. She Left This Little Note In The Bag. It’s The Little Things That Count

I’m Extremely Sick And Ordered Some Medicine And Drinks From 7-11, Put In The Delivery Instructions To Knock And Leave At The Door As I Don’t Want To Pass It On. She Left This Little Note In The Bag. It’s The Little Things That Count

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#20

This F**king Guy

This F**king Guy

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#21

It Was Dark Out, Handed Me This As A Tip And I Tried To “Act Cool” Because I Legit Thought I Had Just Been Tipped Drugs

It Was Dark Out, Handed Me This As A Tip And I Tried To “Act Cool” Because I Legit Thought I Had Just Been Tipped Drugs

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Allan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'll try this one just for a good laugh

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While the driver is overall satisfied with their route, their pay, and their job in general, one thing that grinds their gears is the management. "For example, despite our contract stipulating that we are entitled to sick and personal days — as well as bereavement time — trying to take it is a whole other story," they said and added that every time they take time off, managers are sure to make them feel guilty about it. So when it comes to unhealthy practices and treatment, UPS is no better than Amazon and FedEx which have been notoriously talked about in the news. "Somehow, they just do a better job of keeping it under wraps," the driver said. "Drivers are the reason UPS is able to run, and sometimes our bosses forget that."

#22

If Only All Houses Were Like This Haha

If Only All Houses Were Like This Haha

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#23

There Are Good People In The World

There Are Good People In The World

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#24

One Of These Is A Doorway And One Is A Full Length Mirror… Guess Which One I Walked Into

One Of These Is A Doorway And One Is A Full Length Mirror… Guess Which One I Walked Into

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That happened to me once, except I attempted to apologise to the woman coming the other way through the "doorway", only to realise it was my reflection.

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#25

A Good Boy Greeted Me During My Delivery Today

A Good Boy Greeted Me During My Delivery Today

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#26

Just This. Nothing Else. Lol Loved This Order

Just This. Nothing Else. Lol Loved This Order

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#27

You Sweet Dear Soul.. I Want To Sincerely Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart

You Sweet Dear Soul.. I Want To Sincerely Thank You From The Bottom Of My Heart

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#28

When You Get The First Hint That This Apartment Is Not Going To Be Easy To Find

When You Get The First Hint That This Apartment Is Not Going To Be Easy To Find

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#30

Yodelayheehoo!!!

Yodelayheehoo!!!

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TomBeingPushed
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honey, there's a loud brass band in front of our house. What does that mean? - "I don't know, turn up the TV."

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#31

Order Notes Made Me Smile! The Guy Was Really Really Hungry For His Sandwich And Lemonade

Order Notes Made Me Smile! The Guy Was Really Really Hungry For His Sandwich And Lemonade

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#32

Appreciated Their Bluntness

Appreciated Their Bluntness

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Kara Maddigan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At first I saw "do not ring doorbell, dogs are in pain"

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#33

So Done With People. Btw, The “Not Rdy Yet” Happened 5 Min After My First Text

So Done With People. Btw, The “Not Rdy Yet” Happened 5 Min After My First Text

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Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’d call this amazing customer service, actually. They checked your order, found it accidentally wanting, made you a new one, kept you up to date, and prioritized your “new” order. And they remained polite when you turned into a d******d - what more could you possibly want?

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#34

Just Got This And I Thought It Was The Sweetest Thing Ever Lol

Just Got This And I Thought It Was The Sweetest Thing Ever Lol

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#35

Busy Sushi Restaurant Was Awesome And Gave Me A Free Roll For Patiently Waiting!!

Busy Sushi Restaurant Was Awesome And Gave Me A Free Roll For Patiently Waiting!!

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#36

Deliver And Treat!

Deliver And Treat!

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InfiniteZero
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No response after "Stay safe out there"... what happened?

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#37

Delivered To Address Provided, Tried To Contact, But I'm The A-Hole

Delivered To Address Provided, Tried To Contact, But I'm The A-Hole

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Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that this pesky service personnel still can't read minds is in fact appalling.

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#38

Had A Friendly Observer Through The Glass Making Sure Everything Goes Smoothly

Had A Friendly Observer Through The Glass Making Sure Everything Goes Smoothly

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#39

Contactless Delivery Instructions

Contactless Delivery Instructions

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#40

Ordered From Five Guys

Ordered From Five Guys

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#41

Dios Mio! Are My Eyes Decieving Me?

Dios Mio! Are My Eyes Decieving Me?

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#42

To The Nurse At Hollywood Presbyterian.. I Was Having A Terrible Day. Not Only Was She Very Kind When I Dropped Off Her Food, She Complimented My Leggings And Made Me Feel Good! I Just Got An App Notification She Tipped $100. God Bless You Kind Soul. I Really Appreciate It

To The Nurse At Hollywood Presbyterian.. I Was Having A Terrible Day. Not Only Was She Very Kind When I Dropped Off Her Food, She Complimented My Leggings And Made Me Feel Good! I Just Got An App Notification She Tipped $100. God Bless You Kind Soul. I Really Appreciate It

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#43

S/O This Customer

S/O This Customer

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Kelli Lindsay Boone
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't remember which one of the delivery services it is but one of them has this pop-up window when you try to add a tip more than 50% of the bill "whoa whoa whoa that's awfully generous of you, but tip can't be more than 50% of the bill". B***h, trying to tell me how to spend my money?

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#44

Make That $0.01

Make That $0.01

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's true. The poor are always more generous than the rich. I think it's because the poor know what it's like to have very little enabling them to empathise more with low-earners.

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#45

Delivery Guy On Crutches. Gig Economy In Action

Delivery Guy On Crutches. Gig Economy In Action

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#46

Wish We Had More Customers Like This

Wish We Had More Customers Like This

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#47

A Special Shout-Out To The Kind Lady Who Ordered 80$ Worth Of Mexican Food Only To Not Pick It Up. After Several Calls And Texts,and The 5 Minute Timer,i Now Have Enough Burritos To Feed Myself For The Next Week

A Special Shout-Out To The Kind Lady Who Ordered 80$ Worth Of Mexican Food Only To Not Pick It Up. After Several Calls And Texts,and The 5 Minute Timer,i Now Have Enough Burritos To Feed Myself For The Next Week

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#48

It’s So Beautiful! Why Can’t Everyone Be Like This!

It’s So Beautiful! Why Can’t Everyone Be Like This!

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Mary Peace
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you were standing right next to it, I bet you'd miss it!

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#49

Creep Customer!?!?!!

Creep Customer!?!?!!

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Yaz Cam
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Total violation. I hope they reported him!

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#50

My First Day As Delivery Guy At Dominos

My First Day As Delivery Guy At Dominos

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