Staying Cool On Lunch

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC0493, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    Hey everyone, curious what everyone does during the summer for lunch. Up til recently i brought lunch and just ate in the truck but with the temperature going up i've been wanting to find a cool place to hang out for lunch, but then i end up buying lunch so i have a place to stay and that could get expensive in the long run. Curious what you all do, suck it up and stay outside or just find a place to sit.
  2. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Go find a gas station, with a walk in beer cooler, walk in and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. MC0493

    MC0493 Active Member

    My last job i worked in the frozen department in a grocery store, best freakin thing ever in the summer. I get bounced from route to route, not all places have a walk in cooler lol.
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  4. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Go stand in the beer cave at the truck stop.
    About 10 minutes will cool you right to the core.
  5. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

    I have no where on my route to cool down. The 2 places, are kinda dungy and just have a fan blowing. I can barley even eat on break im so hot.
  6. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Eva Mendez Has A Nice (_!_)

    I just find somewhere with air conditioning and sit down and eat. Then I either read a book and/or surf the web on my phone. I don't see how people work all day in the heat without a break. But we have many that do that.
  7. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    I don't eat at all when it's hot; just fluids.
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  8. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I used to stop at an elementary school on my route. The principal used to let me either bring my lunch in or go thru the line.
  9. jljames1999

    jljames1999 New Member

    My house is on my route. I cut my grass 4 days a week on my lunch break. When lunch is over and I go back to work, it always seems to have cooled down!
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Why do you cut your grass 4 days a week?
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  11. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    You have a couple of options.
    1) Park your truck at a business that will let you hang out in the AC then come back out to your truck and sweat your butt off when you go back into the oven that is the back of your truck (but you're cool for lunch hour).
    2) Do what I do: Find a nice shady secure spot where you can park under some trees in the shade and open your bulkhead & rear door. If possible aim the back of the truck in the direction the wind (if any) is blowing from. If you have to park perpendicular to the breeze open the cab door toward the wind & close the other cab door thus creating a wind tunnel forcing the cooler air into the cargo area. Now eat your lunch while your cargo area cools off, then take a 45 minute nap on your 2000 shelf or set up a hammock inside or outside the truck.
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  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Maybe he lives in Colorado, lunch time is mellow time
  13. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    I go to a park and swim in the river or creek or lake or whatever is there
  14. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Must be nice, I'm not allowed to deliver to any of the schools :-(
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I had several places who didn't care if I plopped my butt down in their back room and took advantage of their air conditioning. A couple had ice machines that I could help myself to. At the Power Company on my route I could pull my whole truck into their air conditioned garage and take a break because all their trucks were out working. Their break room was well stocked with vending machines and typical guy magazines (hunting -fishing - car magazines-------no porn though).
  16. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    Did you check in the bathroom by chance?
  17. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Do we want to know why or are we going to have to start posting pics or YouTube clips.
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    None there either but I could take a break at a small grocery store and "read" any magazine I wanted off the rack. If I wanted a particular one to take home all I had to do was ask for it and the check out gals would rip the cover off it so the store would get credit for it and it was mine-no charge. They always insisted I take the latest issue of Playboy or Penthouse if I told them my wife was going to be gone for awhile-------I had a lot of fun at that store for years.
  19. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Maybe its not a lawn but his bale of weed. It's none of your business so stop snooping!

    Stop hitting on the third graders and you might be able to hang out at the schools!
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  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I'm cool all the time. Not just lunch. ;)