March 25, 2020

A Note About Priorities

In theory, in order to free up shipping capacity for Hospitals, triage areas and such, Amazon and other online shops are prioritizing deliveries of food, and necessary household products like the few remaining cleaning supplies. 

As an hourly employee at UPS allow me to suggest that 149 pound trampolines, 130 pound gaming recliner-chairs, and 144 pound barbecue grills do not, in fact, meet those criteria. 

They do, however, seem to be being shipped in greater numbers that we saw even over Christmas. 

I don't have any idea if my center is an outlier in this matter, but I know that a few of these things will fill up a package car. 

I also know that every bit of me hurts. 


Adding to the overall happiness level is the fact that one is not only man-handling these boxes, but everyone who has sneezed on these boxes in the last 2 days

On the other hand, If this was pleasant, I'd have to pay admission.
Instead, I'm getting paid overtime to work out with free weights so all the people who are PAYING for those 130 pound Nordic-Tracs are saps! 


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:29 PM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
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1 According to WHO data, the virus survives much less time on cardboard than on most other surfaces.  Don't know why, exactly.  Also they might be lying.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Mar 25 17:56:41 2020 (PiXy!)

2 "Don't worry, we can lick this together."

Given how Amazon's tagging system works, I'm sure trampolines are filed under healthcare, gaming chairs are listed as medical devices, and grills are gourmet meals.


Posted by: J Greely at Wed Mar 25 18:43:25 2020 (ZlYZd)

3 The article specifically said 48 hrs for cardboard. I was surprised that it lasted on copper for 8...copper self sterilizes. Still; Undetectable after 48 hours means it's of minimal risk long before that. 
I do NOT trust the WHO. They've been carrying China's water on this whole thing and still are.
In other news, I'm adding filters to my plague mask. I was pleasantly surprised that my work goggles fit in it so well. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Mar 25 18:57:40 2020 (5iiQK)

4 Of all the exercise machines I assembled back when I did that stuff, NordicTrak electronics were DOA about half the time. So yes, those folks ARE saps.

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Mar 26 00:02:34 2020 (Ix1l6)

5 "I do NOT trust the WHO. They've been carrying China's water on this whole thing and still are. "
Not just China, either.

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Mar 26 10:53:56 2020 (Iwkd4)

6 (Whoops--never mind.  I just read the comments to that Insty link.  Israel is listed as part of Europe, not the Eastern Mediterranean, for some reason.)

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Mar 26 10:55:35 2020 (Iwkd4)

7 W.H.O. says "I'm a doctor Jim nor a geographer."

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Mar 26 17:42:13 2020 (5iiQK)

8 Israel is demonized as a European colony.

Posted by: muon at Sun Mar 29 04:54:58 2020 (8bRcr)

9 That's ironic. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Mar 29 08:24:39 2020 (5iiQK)

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