Does UPS Surepost Deliberately Sabotage the United States Postal Service? - ToughNickel Can Big Brown Harpoon Big Blue? I don't think it comes as a major revelation that United Parcel Service (UPS), sometimes known as Big Brown for that strange shade called Pullman Brown that resembles nothing known in nature on this planet, hates the Postal Service and would love to see it driven out of business or privatized. Yeah the drivers are cool, regular dudes just working for a living, and usually give mailmen a friendly wave when they scoot by in their significantly smaller but equally packed trucks. The real culprits are UPS executives, Big Brown suits pacing the corporate boardroom floors, peglegs clacking like Ahab when he was pursuing the great white whale, wringing their hands, pulling out chunks of their hair as they agonize over the injustice that someone would charge a reasonable price for package delivery, while at the same time scheming up ways to harpoon Postal competition straight down the old blow hole.