[Coco] (was off-topic): National Geographic episode

Joel Ewy jcewy at swbell.net
Wed Jun 18 10:17:43 EDT 2008

Roger Taylor wrote:
> ...
> Then finally, the mind-boggling statement... "you'll almost never see
> a UPS driver making a left turn -- right turns only".  Most of this is
> preset in the order of the stops for the day, but a great deal of that
> strategy comes with experience and area knowledge.  For instance, if a
> train suddenly shows up and parks right on the track that goes all the
> way through town, and there's only a few bridges that go under or over
> the train, you're expected to magically devise a formula in your head
> within seconds or minutes to either stay on track while going around
> the train, or restructure the order of stops while the train is
> sitting there causing delays.  Or what if you're dispatched with a
> truck full of stops but no route plan.  You've got to invent a formula
> in your head?  Sure.  Tell them you can't figure it out or do it and
> you'll be punished and probably never drive again.  That's about 1 of
> 50 things off the top of my head that can challenge a delivery
> person's fun-filled day.  :)
> ...
> We now return you to our regular scheduled CoCo programming.  :)
> Sorry for the off-topic, guys.
I bet if you had Boisy's in-vehicle mobile CoCo you could cook up a
program to generate an optimal path for your delivery route.  And we're
back on topic!  :)

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