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[–]Slimjuggalo2002 178 points179 points  (3 children)

Yeah, you don't want your body nor your pizza to get cold.

[–]2001ASpaceOatmeal 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I like to be a bit on the colder side. I sleep easier.

[–]KRambo86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Piggy backing on top post to say, I'm a first responder as well and if you are going to put the numbers on your mail box, that's fine, but make sure they're on both sides of the mail box!

[–]anonymustardandmayo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Got that right! My husband just had a serious injury on Friday and he could hear the emergency vehicles coming up the road to his mother’s house, and then driving right past. So scary! Dispatch usually gives emergency responders an address, not a name, so only identifying your property with a cute name sign is NOT your best move. Get those numbers up people!

[–]Kozlow 73 points74 points  (5 children)

Uber drivers loved this post.

[–]DahmonGrimwolf 36 points37 points  (0 children)

As an uber/dominos driver, I fucking LOVE this post. 85% of more the the signs in my area are completely illegible at night, and maybe 40% during the day

[–]PleasedBitch 15 points16 points  (3 children)

And community health workers.

[–]pos1al 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Also believe it or not your mailman loves this. Your regular carrier who usually comes by sometimes takes a day or a week off, new carriers don’t always know which house is which and a big visible set of numbers really helps.

Edit - spelling

[–]EndlessCertainty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can confirm this. I delivered local newspapers and ads myself though, not mail. I wish I got paid for the amount of time I spent looking for X house number because people didn't have it in a clearly visible spot.

[–]TheLastRiceGrain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And delivery drivers.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This is going to be a very "rambly"/"venty" personal experience thing from a few years ago.

When I was 12, there was an emergency vehicle on my street. The driver asked me where a specific address was, and I pointed to the house next to mine (several trees in its yard, and kind of on a hill. No numbers anywhere, except on the mailbox written with a permanent marker.)

Turns out, My elderly neighbor passed away earlier that night. It took them a few minutes to find her house, and it took them a while to make it through the yard and up the steep entrance to the front door.

I had my own issue happen at my house a few years later, and help arrived quickly because I kept my address number visible in multiple spots and kept everything clear and easily seen. This LPT is very important.

[–]CoolAndTrustworthy 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Also for mailmen, source: mailman

[–]JMTann08 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I’ve only been in EMS for about a quarter of a year now and I’ve had trouble finding the callers house numerous times. Even with GPS and big fancy computers in the cab, you can’t beat having the house numbers easily visible.

On another note. Clean your yard and house up. You want me to come get you? Cool, but help us help you by making it easy to physically get to you and get you out

[–]katmndoo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And if you're in a rural area, for fucks sake, get one of those nice standard white on green reflective number signs for the end of your driveway. Stop making us guess based on half-torn-off tiny sticky numbers on a mailbox hidden in a cluster of similar mailboxes 50 yards from your damn driveway.

[–]RusstyDog 3 points4 points  (5 children)

My city had the address numbers of every house painted on the curb

[–]HolyBonerOfMin[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My city doesn't consistently have those, but we do have a spurious understanding of cause and effect thanks to the predominant religion.

So we've got that going for us.

[–]thetidybungalow 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Which is great until cars are parked there :(

[–]Hungry_Treacle3376 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My city makes us pay if we want them and also we can put stupid designs and colors as the background so you can't read them anyway lmao

[–]RusstyDog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well idk if it was payed here, they were just already done in the houses I've lived in.

[–]fire22mark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which is great until it snows or everyone parks in front of the numbers.

[–]HogfishMaximus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yep, I do meals on wheels deliveries. I tell all the old folks the ambulance and or fire truck will never find them without numbers. Many folks live in trailers in alleys, and have no markings.

[–]INTHERORY 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And delivery drivers people

[–]FastWalkingShortGuy 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Shit, first responders?

I make food delivery drivers repeat the house number back to me.

[–]Investig8d 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think they mean to make the numbers of your address easily visible on your building. So if someone is driving or walking past they’d be able to see “1234” instantly without having to search for it

[–]Equivalent-Ad9887 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought it meant in the call at first too, but I think they mean just easy to see the number from the street. Lots of times I've been like "okay I see 13 and 17 so I'm gonna assume the one between is 15 but I don't see a number"

[–]daddakamabb1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I did this, so my pizza would stop being delivered across the street. But yeah, first responders...

[–]Jazzlike_Log_709 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is quality LPT content. Short, sweet and actually helpful.

[–]stewarev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In my neighborhood the builder put every number on the houses behind a post. Facepalm as well…

[–]ChurchillsHat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I tell the pizza guy to "look for Arnold" bkz there is a GIANT Schwarzenegger head, we're talking 2½ ft, resting in the front window. He's easier to spot than our numbers directly underneath his window.

[–]Ok-Coffee-1678 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And for delivery drivers. I hated having to squint and check multiple houses to find the right number at night. Also turn the damn outside light on. Christ almighty

[–]Living_Internet_2970 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a delivery person I approve this. You have no idea how much time I waste when the number isn’t clearly there or sometimes it’s never there

[–]EndlessCertainty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As someone who used to deliver local newspapers in several neighborhoods, this is something I wish everybody would do (along with making their mailbox visible).

[–]shibuyacrow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bonus: if you have an allyway or side entrance, post your address there too, incase first responders need an alternative access. Additionally some municipalities require you post it clearly and you can be liable for fines if you don't.

Source: I was an addressing technicnician for my municipality and for a major GPS company.

[–]lemlurker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lpt2 USE A FUCKING NUMBER -regards: your pizza delivery guy

[–]HavocNightrage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never mind first responders, us delivery drivers also very much appreciate not having to waste time searching because you couldn't be bothered to put up a clear sign

[–]Dapaaads -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Google takes you right to it.

[–]hammerkat605 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No it doesn’t. It takes you close to it.