Here's a glimpse into midtown Manhattan, the concrete jungle where dreams are made. There is nothing you can't do, even if you probably shouldn't be doing it.
Chances are, if you are a professional package deliverer, you probably shouldn't be tossing cargo into the back of your truck as if you're quickly separating laundry. This FedEx worker, caught on tape by YouTube user banstaman and popularized on Gothamist, isn't winning an award for her handling skills anytime soon. She definitely knows how to throw a box or 10 at once, though.
The video was filmed on East 44th Street in New York this past Wednesday. It shows the FedEx worker loading boxes into the back of her truck, presumably to be delivered. Maybe she is trying to reduce her time spent on the street. Maybe she hates her job and is just trying to have a little fun, even if it's at the expense of your mom's framed photo. Maybe, despite FedEx's statement about its disappointment in the video, this is a more common practice among all delivery services than we think.
Maybe. But regardless, this is yet another example of how, when you're in public, you never know when you're being filmed. Also, buy the extra bubble wrap next time.
FedEx released a statement, which is quoted below.
"On behalf of all FedEx team members world-wide, I want to tell you that we were very disappointed to see the recent online video. FedEx sets high performance standards for our team members, which is why our customers trust us to pick up and deliver almost 10 million packages a day around the globe. I want you to know that this situation is completely unacceptable to us and this driver is no longer working for FedEx."