Mardi Gras

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Cobra Agent, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Cobra Agent

    Cobra Agent Mandalorian

    Well Mardi Gras officially kicked of this weekend. One of the senior drivers informed me that he is on vacation for the next 2 weeks and that I would be most likely covering his rt. I have run the rt 3 or 4 times before. However this is different because his rt is on one of the many parade rts. My biggest concern is driving a p10 with no power steering in such tight quarters. How in the world did yall old timers do this for so many years. I just feel that I cant contol the package car "safely" maneuvering around all the people and extra cars on already packed streets. I have voiced my concern to my supe and it just fell on deaf ears. What is the best way to handle a p10 with no power steering...."safely"
     
  2. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Leave the vehicle in neutral while running (make sure you set parking brake!) Hold the pedal on the right all the way to the floor till you hear a big bang or you smell oil coming from underneath! (Smoke is a good indicator too!):happy-very:

    BTW Mardi Gras sucks!
     
  3. jesus_saves

    jesus_saves New Member

    Hello fellow Louisianans. Do any of you happen to work at the Harvey hub?
     
  4. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    I'm too far up north!
     
  5. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    Just man up and git er done, driver......... next year take your vacations at the same time as Mardi Gras so you dont go thru with the nonsense again:wink2:
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.


    Or, if that's not an option, relax, bring along some beads and enjoy the view. Driver.
     
  7. PassYouBy

    PassYouBy Unknown Acrobat

    Probably the best advice so far!
     
  8. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    One package at a time. Use your mirrors and cameras for reference when parking. In tight areas, block the street and use your hazards. Hand trucks are your friend. Park in one spot, and walk packages off. Trust me I deliver in tighter areas than you could imagine. Slow and steady.
     
  9. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    Bring beads and a camera and share the pics.. lol


    good luck, one stop at a time
     
  10. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Don't forget to put your DIAD in some of those pics. As for the driving, follow Cino's advice. If you have to drive, don't worry, worrying wastes more energy than the driving itself. Let us know how you did........Driver!:happy2:
     
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    You mean UPS don't shut down for Mardi Gras like they did for Obamas inauguration?:wink2:
     
  12. theUPSman

    theUPSman New Member

    I'm surprised you work that day. It would seem as though many businesses would be closed. I work at the Covington center, so we'll miss all the action!
     
  13. Cobra Agent

    Cobra Agent Mandalorian

    I believe mardi gras day we will be closed. However last friday their were parades. Wed thurdsay and friday this week their will be parades. Next monday and then of course Fat Tuesday. So yea their are lots of parades going on, luckly today i had a drs appt and missed the first parade that was supposed to be on the rt.
     
  14. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Yeah , if you happen to pass a fruit stand put your diad between two large melons and take a picture. That would be the top prize in "where oh where is my diad? contest. Just make sure the owner of those melons is over 18 and that the owner signs a consent form to have those melons displayed on this website as minors can't enter into a lawful contract. ( Yes the fruit stand owner , who else do you think I am talking about?)
     
  15. backinbrown

    backinbrown respect my authority

    1/12/2009 - 2/17/2009

    R.I.P. Were is my diad

    you will be missed by all

    we know you will be looking down on us from time to time making us smile in that way you do.

    May your journey be a peace full one

    R.I.P.