Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Observation

The UPS truck is the big person version of the ice cream truck.

20 comments:

Susan said...

And now that I think about how much I paid the last time I bought ice cream from our neighborhood truck, it's costs about the same as the two gifts I'm waiting on!

Marshall Ramsey said...

Our neighborhood truck plays the music from "The Sting." and looks like something Cheech and Chong drove in "Nice Dreams."

lifeisgood said...

I love this time of year when I get excited about the mail again--Christmas cards and the UPS guy!!!

Life Is Good!

Katherine said...

That is especially this time of year! :)

MR - I know what you mean! I call the ice cream trucks up here "crack trucks". 'cause, really, I don't think they can pay for the gas to drive those things if all they're selling is ice cream. Well, that, and they LOOK like that's what they'd sell . . .

From the Doghouse said...

The UPS truck needs a song to play.

Supermom said...

While I was out sick, the UPS stopped at my house 3 times. Once he had to actually ring the bell cause it required a signature (replacement xBox 360)...

so we got to chat and I was thinking "hey..he's awfully cute"... then I thought...how cliche is that.

Marshall Ramsey said...

I have never had a moment like that with my UPS man.

mrs.h said...

doghouse,
this time of year, the song could be "Here Comes Santa Claus"

Jennifer said...

Hey I know a lady that had an affair with the UPS guy. It always creeped me out.

Shane said...

Imagine the coin that could be made if the UPS truck sold ice cream out the passenger window.

Supermom said...

yeah, me too... I knew someone who owned a shop and started an affair with the UPS that brought her inventory shipments... he got her pregnant, it broke up her marriage, lost her business, and the UPS guy basically ran...

stupid, stupid, stupid.

mrs.h said...

The UPS man brought us a package one time while the kids were playing in the front yard. One of our neighbor's girls yelled out very loudly "Mrs. H, your man is here again!" Mr. H had ordered 4 new tires and they were delivered 2 at a time over 2 days. He happened to be home and hear the announcement to the neighborhood. We both got a laugh at that.

gigi said...

My mother, sister, two daughters and I went to England a few years ago to visit my mother's family. While in London, I found the UPS office, took a picture of the counter guy, was given some advertising items - calendar, writing pads, mug - and brought them back home to our local UPS place. We are lucky enough in our small town to have an actual office where we can take our packages and not have to call for pick-up. And my job at that time required that I go several times a week...friendly people...great service! I love UPS!

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

We actually had an ice cream man in Pearl who was caught selling marijuana out of his ice cream truck. Guess he wanted to boost his customers' appetites.

When the one we have now shows up at all, he drives at such a high speed that nobody could catch him unless they were perhaps standing in the street and jumped out in front of his truck.

regina Butler said...

LOL Eagle! Do you know what your last post reminds me of? the scene in Chevy Chase's christmas movie, ummm what was it? anyway when he moved to the little town and the post man always threw his mail at the mail box and chevy tried to chase him down a time or two.

What was the name of that blasted movie? Help bloggers! it's bugging me!! They created a norman rockwell christmas to sell the house and the yellow dog brought a skeleton arm and hand into the house that night.

bookdawg said...

When I was music director at a radio station YEARS ago, I was the most popular person in the office next to the UPS guy. I got sent all the promotional CDs; when I got big packages from BMG or Capitol or RCA, coworkers would gather around me saying "It's Christmas time!" And this was in MAY.

Watercolor said...

Yes it is!!!

Katherine said...

Regina - it's Funny Farm. :)

I knew exactly which one you were talking about, but couldn't remember the name either. IMDB to the rescue. :)

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

All I could think of was National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, but I have watched it a zillion times and didn't remember the postman. I'm glad Katherine remembered Funny Farm. I have probably seen it but its been so long ago, that I really don't remember it. One of my children gave me the tape of Christmas Vacation a few years ago, as if I hadn't seen it often enough already.

regina Butler said...

Funny Farm. That's it!!! Thanks Katherine. It's riddled with language that you wouldn't want a kid to be bombarded with, but the story line is funny.