The Yodel man has my remote control and I have his dooda

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DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 20:59:49

Delivery signed for at 12pm.

I ran to the door with the remote control in my hand as experience tells me if you don't get there fast they leave.

So, opened door, he handed me box. Put box on floor. He handed me the signing thing so handed him the remote control so I could hold and sign signing thing

We said thank you. Shut door. Walked into living room and realised I wa holding signy thing and he has my remote control

I thought he'd realise and come back but it's nearly 9 o'clock when they finish for the day and he hasn't come back?

How do I get my remote control back? I emailed yodel to explain an got a automated reply saying my parcel has been delivered and signed for?

Yes I know that but you've got my remote control, wankers, and I can't change the channel without hassle grin

BadRoly Mon 02-Sep-13 21:00:40

Nothing at all helpful to add but you have made my night grin

Hahahahaha. Brilliant. What channel is the Tv on? grin

He's probably sat on some hard shoulder somewhere searching his van top to bottom! grin

lucysmam Mon 02-Sep-13 21:02:30

grin I hope you're not stuck watching Beebies nightscreen like I would have been!!

ClaraOswald Mon 02-Sep-13 21:03:03


Pure class.


BrianTheMole Mon 02-Sep-13 21:03:34

Can you download an ap to turn the telly over?

IsaacCox Mon 02-Sep-13 21:04:06


OddSockMonster Mon 02-Sep-13 21:04:24

I hope you called it a signy doodah in the e-mail.

You can do some channels on the TV without the remote sometimes.

GobblersKnob Mon 02-Sep-13 21:05:11

grin Oh so funny.

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 02-Sep-13 21:05:34

DrDance, sorry to call you out, but I'm convinced you're a hairy bridge dweller. No one in real life has ever seen a Yodel delivery man. <bitter experiences>

Was your delivery exciting enough to make up for channel changing hassle?

quoteunquote Mon 02-Sep-13 21:05:41

thanks that is funny.

so have you started playing with it, what can you find out from it?

Dear Yodel,

I seem to have got hold of your delivery man's dooda. Please arrange for this to be rectified asap.

Love DrDance

trixymalixy Mon 02-Sep-13 21:06:06

Ha ha ha!!!

yegodsandlittlefishes Mon 02-Sep-13 21:06:21

grin so finny, thanks for that!

Yes, you can use a smart phone as a remote control.

coffeeinbed Mon 02-Sep-13 21:06:23


moodyblue Mon 02-Sep-13 21:08:27

Best thread title I've seen for ages grin

VivaLeBeaver Mon 02-Sep-13 21:10:54

I'm place marking as I have no know if this is resolved. Surely he's staring at the remote control wondering how it got there?

HoneyDragon Mon 02-Sep-13 21:11:57


Can you not keep pressing buttons till it lets off some sort of bat signal? A goat in lederhosen or something?

Mckayz Mon 02-Sep-13 21:12:07

This is brilliant!!

JollyHappyGiant Mon 02-Sep-13 21:12:46

This is hilarious. Sorry, op, but you've made my night grin

OddSockMonster Mon 02-Sep-13 21:13:52

Yes, that's exactly how I was imagining the e-mail Sparkling grin

coffeeinbed Mon 02-Sep-13 21:14:07

he probably has spare doodas.

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:02

I can't tell you what the delivery was because it is too embarrassing considering the circumstances

He did though have a Hertz van even though all correspondence was from Yodel.

Does anyone know if they are the same company or should I try contacting Hertz as well?

JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:05

More to the point how do they know your parcel has been signed for if you have the signy dohdah? He can't have plugged it in to update the database or whatever can he.

NonnoMum Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:21

Wasn't his dooda rather cumbersome in your hand? Didn't its huge girth give the game away that it wasn't in fact a remote control?

(I wonder if he can change your telly over?)

gallicgirl Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:35


You know you have to sign for deliveries with a famous person signature? Start practising "Ronald Reagan" right now!

HepsibarCrinkletoes Mon 02-Sep-13 21:15:56

Hahahahahaha. I love it!

EauRouge Mon 02-Sep-13 21:16:13

Brilliant grin

readytowalk Mon 02-Sep-13 21:16:21


You do realise that you have just proved that Yodel drivers never use their dooda and just put a card through and run like hell.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 02-Sep-13 21:16:28

This is proof that Yodellers only make one delivery a day then go to McDonalds, otherwise he would have noticed, wouldn't he?

He's probably been walking around with a remote control in his pocket for ages and hasn't realised.

Have you had a play with his doodah yet?

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 21:16:43

I really, really hope he's been handing over your remote to people all afternoon completely unaware it's not the proper signing doodah grin

Course everyone would be too polite to say anything as they make a show of typing their phone number into a Panasonic remote control.

HugoDarling Mon 02-Sep-13 21:17:54


What did you get delivered? You have to tell us. Please please please!

beachyhead Mon 02-Sep-13 21:19:00

Am crying with laughter grin

JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Mon 02-Sep-13 21:19:02

Lol @ K8 grin

JumpingJackSprat Mon 02-Sep-13 21:19:53

that's bloody brilliant - still laughing about that, sorry OP im no help!!

OnceUponAThyme Mon 02-Sep-13 21:19:54

awesome grin

MarianneEnjolras Mon 02-Sep-13 21:20:48

Best thread ever.

Is it a sky remote?you can download an app to control an hd box hours of endless fun at my dads changing channel

LondonNinja Mon 02-Sep-13 21:21:13

PMSL @ K8.

Fantastic thread.

cakesonatrain Mon 02-Sep-13 21:21:50

Love it!

Grockle Mon 02-Sep-13 21:22:37

love this thread!

SoullessButSunny Mon 02-Sep-13 21:22:51


There's no chance you'll get your remote back if Yodel decide to post it back to you!

This has made my day, but, yeah - definitely proves that they don't use their doodahs properly.

So what was in your, um, box?

QOD Mon 02-Sep-13 21:23:58


Facebaffle Mon 02-Sep-13 21:24:49


Have you been playing with his dooda? I'd be pressing all the buttons to see what happens.

Pimmsbear Mon 02-Sep-13 21:25:38

My dh is wondering why I am lying in bed, sniggering loudly whilst reading my phone- have been v amused by your thread, please keep us updated...!

He'll need that dooda back to deal with the complaints of non delivery that Yodel have 24/7.

sleepdodger Mon 02-Sep-13 21:27:20

Shameless place marker
Ever since I actually shocked the yodel man by 1. Being in and 2. Holding a 2 week old new born who was hidden by a Muslim but being bf...
And 3. Started crying at which point yodel man realosed what was happening...
He's either knocked on window first or shoved a card through with out knocking grin

tillyo Mon 02-Sep-13 21:29:32

Oh this is so funny, at least you have cheered me up was feeling very poorly and sorry for myself. Even hubby said I've cheered up. Hope you get it back soon x

shoofly Mon 02-Sep-13 21:30:11

Crying with laughter. It all got even more ridiculous when I was trying to imagine a bf baby hidden by a Muslim, until I calmed down and brain shouted muslin!

cardibach Mon 02-Sep-13 21:31:30

I had a similar thing, shoofly! I thought I'd be bloody shocked if a door was opened by a woman who had a Muslim hiding her baby!

PenguinBear Mon 02-Sep-13 21:33:12

Hope you get your control back soon op smile

necklaceofraindrops Mon 02-Sep-13 21:35:09

I love this!! DH wanted to know why I was laughing, I said 'Mumsnet', he said 'huh' and went back to watching Robert Peston on the TV grin

Hassled Mon 02-Sep-13 21:35:26

grin at the poor random Muslim being used as a human shield for a baby
grin grin at the Yodel doodah swap.

He's way too embarrassed to admit what happened to anyone at Yodel HQ. You will never see your remote again. Unless you check all nearby bins.

watchingout Mon 02-Sep-13 21:35:56

Sadly I was trying to work out what was shocking for the Yodel man about seeing a Muslim... blush

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 21:36:17

Was it a big hard cock you got delivered op?

sleepdodger Mon 02-Sep-13 21:38:51

I can confirm there were no Muslims concealing my boobs from yodel
bastard iPhone autocorrect

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 21:44:09

No K8Middleton

If I tell you what it was promise you won't laugh?

Marks places

ShipwreckedAndComatose Mon 02-Sep-13 21:46:41

I am crying here!!

What did you have delivered?

Could you give the dooda to the Muslim and be done??

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 21:46:47

I'm still laughing at your yodel man trying to plug your remote into a docking station and being utterly confuddled why it won't go. That's not even real so I can't promise about not laughing at actual real things.

Sleepyhoglet Mon 02-Sep-13 21:49:13

This is AMAZING! Sorry for your loss. Hahahaha!,

Allice Mon 02-Sep-13 21:50:26

This thread has made my day! Has he come back for his doodah yet?
Hertz are a van rental company, no point contacting them.

Oh your yodel man didnt deliver one parcel then come back 10 minutes later with another parcel? Both times whilst trying to bf and poor baby getting pissed off at the pick up put down routine??? Yodel suck so bad it's almost unbelievable!!!

Sleepyhoglet Mon 02-Sep-13 21:52:17

At least you didn't hand a baby over in exchange for dooda. Please tell us what you had delivered? Was it tv related?

MousyMouse Mon 02-Sep-13 21:54:31

don't tell us it was a universal remote control gadget doodah I always wanted to type doodah in the box.

Hopasholic Mon 02-Sep-13 21:54:36

It was a TV you had delivered wasn't it?

Have you tried yodelling?

JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Mon 02-Sep-13 21:54:39

Was it a new remote? OR new batteries for the remote that you finally remembered to buy after a year of opening the back up and rolling the ones that came with the TV?

PoppyWearer Mon 02-Sep-13 21:54:45

Snurk. Thanks OP, I needed a giggle!

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 21:55:35

blush the box contains a new virgin media plus box (and a new hub)

The new virgin media box was ordered on Friday as it stopped responding properly to the remote control. Wouldn't play back recorded problems, pause live tv etc.

I always thought they sent an engineer (they always have done before) but this time they said 'if it's an equipment fault we just send the equipment'

So I now have a box that will potentially work but no remote control to try it with!!!

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 21:56:31

Maybe the remote control felt I was blaming it and left home grin

GraceAndVirtue Mon 02-Sep-13 21:57:05

Brilliant! grin

EnlightenedOwl Mon 02-Sep-13 21:58:26

i can't stop laughing especially the bit about now having the box but the control going out the door as the box came in so its no use anyway.

MissStrawberry Mon 02-Sep-13 21:58:29

<puts thread on watch>grin

CatAmongThePigeons Mon 02-Sep-13 22:00:17

Fantastic! grin

Could the doodah work your box?

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 22:01:36

Unlucky. Bet you wish it was a big ceramic cockerel after all grin

littlemisswise Mon 02-Sep-13 22:02:02

grin how can he have gone all day and not noticed he has your remote? He obviously doesn't get his dooda out often enough!

BarmeeMarmee Mon 02-Sep-13 22:05:28

My husband is looking at me pityingly as I cry with laughter. You have made my night!

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 22:07:10

littlemisswise I know?

Just going to join in the innuendo for a moment

My remote control is long and slim his dooda was short and stubby with dangley bits

Oh this is great. I'm grin-ing at "sign-y doodah"

How can he not have noticed he no longer has his sign-y doodah???

Sorry but this is the most hilarious thread ever. We have three Virgin Box doodahs and I'm pretty sure they work on different boxes. Do you have more than one box?

CelticPromise Mon 02-Sep-13 22:12:11

grin I love this thread.

fuckwittery Mon 02-Sep-13 22:15:44

Ahahahaha please tell us how you described his doodah in the email
Was he a nice looking yodel man, did you engineer the holding of his doodah to get another encounter with him?
This thread is getting muddled in my head with the poster who got asked out by her sky man after he'd fixed her telly, think she was told pretty unanimously on that thread going anywhere near his doodah was a big mistake

JosiePosiePuddingAndPie Mon 02-Sep-13 22:17:22

Are you sure they didn't send you a new remote in the box?

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 22:17:40

So just to summarise: yodel man slipped the op his doodah which caused the op to lose control and all she's left with is a useless box with a doodah that does nothing for her.

Tis tragic.

Greenoes Mon 02-Sep-13 22:22:51

Actually crying!!! grin

SummerRain Mon 02-Sep-13 22:27:45

Dp and I are both crying laughing at this grin

K8Middleton Mon 02-Sep-13 22:33:31

I used to work with someone who would insist on giving the delivery man's doodah a going over with an alcohol wipe before she would hold it. So think on.

larlemucker Mon 02-Sep-13 22:35:43

DS was asleep on my chest until my laughing woke him up!!!

Hilarious OP!!!

DollySisterDoesntLikeHerDiet Mon 02-Sep-13 22:39:02

grin Am actually laughing out loud at this thread.

GigiDarcy Mon 02-Sep-13 22:39:48

Nothing rational to add but this has made my night grin DH and I are both crying with laughter, especially at the idea of people pretend signing with a remote control. I have actual tears here!

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 02-Sep-13 22:43:55


One for classics MNHQ!

The driver must have noticed - how could he not?!

Could you just ring Virgin and ask for a new remote? That has to be a lot easier than trying to communicate with Yodel!

DrDance Mon 02-Sep-13 22:56:57

they didn't even include a plug in the box JosiePosie it's just a box.

A box with a little spanner.

I'll post a pic of the plastic spanner and box sans remote control if you don't believe me!


not place marking at all

readytowalk Mon 02-Sep-13 23:17:27

I can just imagine the phone call to Virgin -

Please could I have another remote as the Yodel man stole mine & left me his Doodah

hmm confused << Virgin guys face

This thread has cheered me up immensely thanks grin grin

skyeskyeskye Mon 02-Sep-13 23:20:40

Was laughing hard enough anyway , then came across the "baby hiding behind a Muslim " post and am crying now.

I hope you get your doodah back grin

skyeskyeskye Mon 02-Sep-13 23:21:18

Is it in the same place as your mojo? grin

WaitMonkey Mon 02-Sep-13 23:21:51

This thread is bloody brilliant.

blondieminx Mon 02-Sep-13 23:25:29

Bwahahaha! gringringrin

<tries to be helpful>

From the signature you did they should be able to work out which van/driver is responsible.

Try tweeting them in the morning?

::weeps with laughter::

Even DH is enjoying this thread.

K8 deserves a great big wine for that summary.

littlemisssarcastic Mon 02-Sep-13 23:29:34

Ha ha ha ha ha.

I wonder if he realises where he left his dooda!! I'm imagining him searching high and low for it. He probably hasn't even twigged that he's swapped it for your remote control ha ha.

You do know you have a better chance of getting a respone by phoning yodel don't you OP?

BTW, there is a number to ring if you find a lost dooda from a yodel delivery person. (I wonder how many go missing for there to be a special number to call hmm )

OTOH...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

littlemisssarcastic Mon 02-Sep-13 23:30:07


littlemisssarcastic Mon 02-Sep-13 23:31:33

Oh, forgot to add, those dooda's are tracked too, so they will find it eventually if you're too busy laughing to ring them I would definitely be too busy laughing ha ha ha

BillyGoatintheBuff Mon 02-Sep-13 23:34:15


goodasitgets Mon 02-Sep-13 23:35:17

Hold on... You saw a Yodel delivery man?!
That was the most shocking part of the thread grin

TinyDiamond Mon 02-Sep-13 23:41:27

adore this thread grin

This is the thread that keep on giving.


MichelleRouxJnr Mon 02-Sep-13 23:53:34

Oh I hope he went to his next delivery and handed the person your remote control to sign!
(And then accused them of stealing his doodah)
Maybe there's a thread on DeliverymansNet right now from a traumatised Yodel man who has had his Doodah half-inched grin

My face hurts from laughing! The baby-hiding Muslim post and the fact you now have a Virgin box but no remote to use with it just makes it even funnier!

cakesonatrain Tue 03-Sep-13 08:41:09

This thread is a definite Classic.
Op you'd better come back and update! smile

LeGavrOrf Tue 03-Sep-13 08:44:10

This is so funny.

Just the thread title made me laugh.

And now the little spanner haha.

gamerchick Tue 03-Sep-13 08:55:11

I think I'm going to call bullshit on this one. Delivery are controlled by the Saturn.. right down to the time of each stop and finishing time. If it is true by any stretch of the imagination.. find out the depot and give them a ring. He'll probably get sacked but never mind if it is amusing ;)

5madthings Tue 03-Sep-13 09:04:02

funny but the delivery driver would be in a whole heap of trouble. esp if like many now he doesnt have the paper version of the notes etc for people to sign and so he can carry on delivering stuff that day.

my dp worked as a van driver doing this for a while, and at first they had paper versions of everything aswell as the doodah but then they had just thw doodah and all stuff inputed first thing in morning it would tell them which deliveries in which order and the addresses etc.

oh and virgin are a pita at giving new remotes, they may take pity on you our virgin media repair man.did but they are supposed to charge you!

ParsingFancy Tue 03-Sep-13 09:12:51

Looks like your box will be remaining a Virgin, OP, if the Yodel man's dooda doesn't work for it.

eatriskier Tue 03-Sep-13 09:25:58

OMG. My poor DCs are being ignored and wondering why mummy is crying so hard. As if the doodah incident and thought of the driver getting people to sign the remote wasn't hilarious enough, baby shielding muslims and being stuck with a virgin box and no control has finally sent me over the edge.

DotCottonsHairnet Tue 03-Sep-13 09:32:24

Crying here smile

I do hope you get your remote back and more importantly he gets his dooda back smile

How did I miss this amazing thread yesterday?? I really hope Yodel get back in touch soon - I really need to know what the delivery man thought when he realised he'd still got your remote control, OP!

Of course, you know what this means? He is going to have to knock on your door to get his doodah back, and that means you will be the only person on the planet who will ever have seen a Yodel man TWICE!!

I am now imagining a David Attenborough programme on Yodel drivers - these shy, nocturnal mammals who rarely venture into urban or populated areal. You will sometimes hear their mating cry (which sounds just like the click of a letterbox closing as a card comes through, followed by a vrooom sound like a van departing at speed), but actual sightings are extremely rare.

goodasitgets Tue 03-Sep-13 12:47:48

You've cursed me now - I just had a yodel delivery!!!!!grin

farrowandbawl Tue 03-Sep-13 12:59:21

Try ringing them again. 0800 0152 662.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 03-Sep-13 16:25:39

Have you still got the dooda?

Any luck?

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 03-Sep-13 19:09:31


Thank you for the reports about this thread. We've had a look and we think that we should give this a new home in Classics.

We hope you managed to get your remote control back, DrDance.



Good call, HQ. wine !

AFishWithoutABicycle Tue 03-Sep-13 20:37:59


PeoniesPlease Tue 03-Sep-13 22:27:54

This is hilarious! Any updates op?

ihearsounds Tue 03-Sep-13 23:29:52

Do you think the op has run off with the yodel man.

farrowandbawl Wed 04-Sep-13 11:15:24

Ihear, I think it's part of the yodel curse.

Those signing thingys are really portals to another universe. The op in is a parallel universe will all our missing parcels, several yodel delivery men and odd socks.

TheHuffAndPuffALot Wed 04-Sep-13 11:34:19

All this talk of dooda's has got me singing Zippity doo dah day, doo dah, doo dah, my oh my what a wonderful day!!

Hope you get your dooda back soon op.

I told my UPS delivery man this story this morning, and he says his doodah bleeps if he tries to drive away without it.

cakesonatrain Wed 04-Sep-13 11:45:36

I had a yodel delivery this morning. Luckily, I managed to accept the delivery without swapping baby DD for a doodah <phew>

chickchickchickenkeeper Wed 04-Sep-13 15:17:08

Any news? Am crying laughing grin

ClangerOnaComeDown Thu 05-Sep-13 08:10:08

Update op?? Pretty please! Haven't laughed this much at a thread in a while grin

Sparklymommy Thu 05-Sep-13 15:11:31

This is the funniest thread ever! Please op, did you get your remote back? More importantly did the yodel man get his doodah back or has he been relieved of the van keys and given a P45?

GhostsInSnow Thu 05-Sep-13 18:16:17

Was laughing about this thread with our postie earlier when I signed for something.
I need to know if he was reunited with his dooda!!


Dancergirl Mon 09-Sep-13 14:18:43

Come on OP, what's happening??

I too want to knoooooooow!!

WaitMonkey Tue 10-Sep-13 10:14:29

I don't think we will ever find out. Maybe it was a joke.sad

bundaberg Fri 18-Oct-13 12:23:35

"I told my UPS delivery man this story this morning, and he says his doodah bleeps if he tries to drive away without it."

which is great. only he won't be able to hear it because he'll have driven away without it confused

enriquetheringbearinglizard Tue 19-Nov-13 22:57:08

I've just read this through and want to say two things.
The first is thank the lord I listened to all that advice about pelvic floor exercises because I needed rock hard control and second, WHAT HAPPENED IN THE END???
Where you stuck with the useless dooda DrDance did you get a new remote?
Were is the dooda now?

You can't leave it hanging. Does anyone know?

Offers bribes
and if that fails
or both

ilovemydoggy Sat 30-Nov-13 23:40:58

What happened in the end? I have never laughed so much at something i have read. Who's got the dooda now?

feathermucker Mon 02-Dec-13 17:29:50

Where is the Doodah now? :-S lol

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