The I.E. (Industrial Engineering) folks who call the shots and make the decisions at UPS come from their own special world that is...a bit different from the one that the rest of us live in. I want to live there too. Here is why. In IE world...it never rains and you never have to take time to fit a package into a DR bag or find a place where it will stay dry. In IE world it is a constant 72 degrees. It never snows and there is never any ice to scape off of your windows or to slip and fall on. Your mirrors never freeze. You never need tire chains. In IE world it never gets dark so you dont need a flashlight. you never have to take extra time trying to see the number on a house. In IE world there are never any delays due to road construction, accidents or traffic jams. All lights stay green for you 24/7. In IE world when you pull up next to a house and honk your horn, the 85 yr old bedridden customer comes running out to meet you for their signature required medication. In IE world, all loads are perfect. You do one bulk stop, then start on shelf one and work your way to your last stop on shelf 8. There are no cuts or splits and you never have to break trace for a business or a misload. In IE world, PAS and EDD are stop-for-stop perfect and you will complete your entire route without ever making a left turn. In IE world there is never any late air, so you never have to break trace to meet an air shuttle driver. In IE world the only packages you deliver are envelopes or nice, square boxes that fit on the shelf or stack neatly on the floor. They are never broken and they never leak. They are balanced to fit perfectly on a hand cart. There are no buckets, or tires, or car axles that weigh 100 lbs and roll around on the floor. In IE world, it takes the same amount of time to deliver a route out of a new P-700 as it does to deliver it out of a 25 yr old P-800 that cant pull a hill in 3rd gear and that has the turning radius of an aircraft carrier with no power steering. In IE world when you arrive to do a pickup, the customer is always ready for you. They have printed the end of day report, the NDA volume is kept seperate, and all the international volume is ready to go with invoices and paperwork completed. In IE world if you follow every method to a "T", work safely, and take your lunch and breaks...you will never be overallowed. Its a beautiful place, this IE world. I hope I'm lucky enough to live there some day.