Frozen snot

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by soberups, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Meet my "independent bicycle helper". This guy has been showing up every morning to deliver around 40 stops out of a pup trailer we park behind the UPS store.

    The temperature was 14 degrees when I took this photo. Wind gusts of up to 35mph have brought windchills down well below zero.

    This guy is a real trooper. When I saw him yesterday, he had a mixture of frozen snot and frozen tears running down his face and crystallizing on his cheeks. He wears a baclava to keep his face warm and the condensation of his breath freezes up on it.

    The other day a wind gust blew the bike off its kickstand and broke the plastic "hitch" under the seat that connects to the little trailer, so he had to walk off the stops and then push the bike back to the UPS store while dragging the trailer by hand until someone could get the part replaced.

    Its supposed to "warm up" next the upper 30's/low 40's with lots of rain. And we might get snow or freezing rain this weekend. This guy will go from being a popsicle to a drowned rat.

    $9.50 an hour? We owe him more!
    frozen hellper 2.JPG
  2. There's an article on that talks about how great this is.
    It doesn't say anything about frozen snot or cold weather.
    They interviewed a 22 year old Package Bike Driver and he says he loves it.
    Yet ANOTHER wildly successful UPS initiative.
    Let's see FDX match THAT!!!!
  3. jenniferlynn

    jenniferlynn New Member

    Haha!! He is a real trooper and hats off to him :happy2:...Love that pic!!
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    He deserves a big raise just for the "embarrassment factor" for having to pedal that gay rig around in public.:wink2:
  5. feederdriver06

    feederdriver06 former monkey slave

    ditto bigtime
  6. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    wow , that snot froze into a big rectangle that covers his entire face. How can he see when he rides that bike?
  7. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    He's snot doing it for the money.
    He's snot doing it for the exercise.
    He's snot doing it to get a foot in the door.
    Snot or no snot, chicks dig a man in uniform on a bike.
    For some guys that's enough.
  8. Dizzee

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    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    I can't believe that this bike thing is still going on.
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    You might think that pictures funny but its snot.
  11. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    So sad.
  12. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    This has got to be one of the most stupiest ideas anybody at UPS has ever thought of. And I have seen a lot of them. I could see where this might work in a tight area in better weather, but in extreme cold, come on now.
  13. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    And a plastic hitch? Who wants to claim that idea?

    I guess duct tape wasn't good enough.
  14. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Ran out of Krazy Glue.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I wonder how packages are secured when he leaves his bike? I would get a kick out of seeing the bike going down the road with a Pottery Barn box hanging out the back.
  16. slantnosechevy

    slantnosechevy Active Member

    But why is the bike blue as well as the cart's wheels? He should be able to deliver 10 more stops per hour with no bulkhead door, keys, or hand brake. Where's the DVIR? Does the OJS come out on his bike? Or does he ride in the cart?

    I've got customers who would beat the frozen snot out of this guy if they saw him wheeling up to their business.

    UPSSOCKS Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't want the bike and buggy parked on the sidewalk in front of my store.
  18. jenniferlynn

    jenniferlynn New Member

    He thinks he's hot snot...but he's cold boogers....
  19. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    This is just damn scary and a pathetic public image.
    WalMart bike, tube frame trailer with plastic wheels, with less than 150lb load capacity, and not even painted any color close to Pullman brown.
    The list of errors, in planning and engineering, is mind boggling to me.
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Is this just UPS getting back to it's roots?