||[Dec. 25th, 2004|01:18 am]
Merry Christmas Fellow Cartpushers!!!
I'm from the Deep South Texas (in Houston right now)
As a veteran cartpusher for two years, and various other stores across East Texas, its a rarity to see snow. Its almost like a 10 year snow drought. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever remembered seeing snow fall, and it was always a huge occasion when snow did fall, which usually happened while I was asleep. Gosh darnit, it actually snowed! IN HOUSTON!!!
So I must ask the rest of you veteran cartpushers, what would be some tips and suggestions to us Southern cartpushers who have never seen snow, and you'd have to work in such conditions (even later in life)?
I like to call it "Texas Snow" where its cold enough to snow, but too warm for it to stick to the ground, it can only be gathered only on cars.
I've never experienced a White Christmas before! ^_____^ I hope you guys are enjoying yourselfs this fine Christmas!
i wouldnt know. im in daytona :P
thats kind of a good question actually...
well, i live in ny, near buffalo, so, we get crazy amounts of snow in the winter.. because of lake effect shit, which, you might now know about unless you live near erie lake. lol.
anyway, everytime i have ever had to push carts in the snow, i generally try to wear boots that grip well, and are warm, lol, and dont push too many or it will be a bitch, mainly because there is more resistance on the wheels from the snow so its a lot harder to push them, and since your feet will slip, you could slip and hit your face on the cart's handle...
thats never happened to me before, but im pretty worried about it most of the time, because it would really suck.
2008-10-21 12:02 am (UTC)
Here are some tips for working in the snow pushing carts.
wear rain gear it keep you dry.
have ice grips on your feet, you don't want to go slipping and sliding out in the parking lot.
wear waterproof gloves too, they keep the hands nice and dry.
2008-10-21 12:07 am (UTC)
also push one or two shopping carts at time backwards. it seems to help get carts into the store.
Here are my tips for working in the snow pushing carts.
wear a reflective rain coat, and rain pants, those keep you dry. If your coat has a hood wear it, it keeps the snow going down your neck and keeps your body heat it, the drawback is your side vison is cut off, so look left and right more often is recommended.
have ice grips on your feet, you don't want to go slipping and sliding out in the parking lot. Yak-trax, Jordan David, have ice grips you can wear over your boots. Since I wear ice grips in the parking lot, it reduces the chances of slipping and sliding.
On your feet wear some waterproof boots, again it keeps your feet dry. I wear muck boots, because they keep my feet dry and I can wear them year round.
wear waterproof gloves too, Nitrile Gloves on the outside of my hands and I wear a cotton glove on the inside of my hands to keep my hands warm. Also outer gloves has rough grip so I can hold on to the shopping carts.
When I work out in the snow, I take my time on pushing those carts, I only push one or two at time, it's very hard to push them in the snow.