Amazon really delivers
Some people are just dedicated to their jobs and their customers. We take the mailman and the UPS driver for granted even though they pledge to trudge through the rain, sleet and snow to deliver for you. Here we have a very dedicated young man that knew the package must go through. This Cary, NC. Amazon driver found the address all right and the building was in plain sight, but he had a problem getting the package into the building. The building was surrounded by SWAT team waiting out a shooter. “A promise is a promise,” so he brazenly walked from his truck remotely parked behind the barricaded street toward the front door of the apartment building. In the ludicrous clip below, the unnamed driver in a blue Amazon vest strolls nonchalantly along a street lined with flashing police cars as officers look on incredulously. “In the midst of a standoff, he’s going to deliver his package,” muses the videographer as the driver swaggers through the police perimeter. He was stopped by one of the police standing behind their cars in anticipation of the coming shootout. The driver handed the box to the swat member who took it to the front door of the building. The driver then logged the delivery into his cell phone and came back to his truck and moved on. Needless to say, viewers admired the courier’s courage with one gawker writing, “Now that’s what you call AMAZON PRIME.”
Why not just deliver this box by drone? The idea of drone delivery still sounds somewhat fantastic. Google parent company Alphabet is forging ahead with its own version of the futuristic delivery service. In Logan, Australia, suburban drone deliveries are taking off, thanks to Alphabet subsidiary “Wing.” The delivery drone company, previously part of Google’s “moonshot” initiatives, reached a pivotal milestone, announcing in August that it made its hundred thousandth delivery. The drones have moved over 10,000 cups of coffee, 1,000 loaves of bread and 1,200 roasted chickens (known as hot chooks in Australia). Wing says it hasn’t faced a single delivery issue during its flights in Logan, and has run thousands of internal flights and delivery tests at the same time. Since Wing’s drones can wirelessly charge from their landing pad when they return from a delivery, the infrastructure requirements are minimal. “Wing,” which grew its operations in Australia this year, is looking to expand from its single U.S. location in Christianburg, VA., and Finland “in the coming months.” Wing’s drone deliveries are automated, but monitored by pilots who function more as air traffic controllers than anything else. Deliveries are dropped in front of homes using a winch, while the drone hovers high above with no human interaction required.
My wife didn’t order anything from Amazon yesterday.
So the courier guy knocked on the door today to check if we were OK.
What’s the number one item shipped by amazon?
I bought the 250 million year old pink Himalayan salt.
Behind the package, on the label, it says that it expires in December 2022.
What’s the difference between Kevin McCarthy and Amazon Alexa?
One’s a speaker that runs the house and the other is a congressman…
March 24th Birthdays
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