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OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by Tom Hicks » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:22 am

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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by Tom Hicks » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am

I did not know there was an OT forum, guess I haven't been keeping up! Thanks!
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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:25 am

Wait until the first 12 or so get stopped and thrown into the back of pickup trucks by teenagers.

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Post by Bob McDaniel » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:37 pm

First time I have heard we had a place for OT posts. Getting hard to keep up with things around here. :lol:
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Post by BobD » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:45 pm

I just created a new bookmark (favorite) to take me directly to the OT forum.

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Post by Sarikatime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:55 pm

Bob, I still owe you money, haven’t forgotten. Make sure you make the next meeting, we can carpool if you want. Frank

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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by BobD » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Sarikatime wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Bob, I still owe you money, haven’t forgotten. Make sure you make the next meeting, we can carpool if you want. Frank
No problem Frank, looking forward to the next Flivvers meeting. :) Bob


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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

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Careful Bob and Frank. Your conversation is getting dangerously close to on topic. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by tdump » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm

If I get to lazy to go get grocerys just shoot me ok?
That little thing is going to be cute slidding around on black ice or floating down river in a flood.Someone in south america will get some free grocerys!
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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by Tom Hicks » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:52 am

tdump wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:53 pm
If I get to lazy to go get grocerys just shoot me ok?
That little thing is going to be cute slidding around on black ice or floating down river in a flood.Someone in south america will get some free grocerys!
It is not about "lazy". There are some guys who like to go to the grocery store, carefully pick out their own produce, etc. but most grocery shopping is done by women and younger women these days are very time efficient. Few want to waste their time in the grocery store when they can be texting instead. So now they can get off work, get in their autonomous vehicle for the ride home, pick up their phone, go though last weeks grocery list and order what is needed for this week, plus a pre-prepared meal so they won't have to fix dinner. Two minutes on the phone and the weeks' groceries will be delivered and dinner is fixed! Then she can redo her makeup, no need to wait for a stop light as the vehicle is autonomous. Then she can start texting her friends about whatever women text their friends about all day while watching Hallmark Channel on the 36" screen in the autonomous vehicle she is riding in on the way home. The fact that she has already seen that particular show a dozen times does not matter, it has a really good scene where the couple is walking in the snow and she slips and he catches her as they fall together...


Plus she is safe. This autonomous vehicle is much safer than a human operated vehicle not just because she would rather be in her world of Hallmark and texting friends than driving, but the vehicle is inherently safer due to the number of differing sensors. It communicates with other autonomous vehicles in the area about traffic and road conditions, it has sensors on the bottom of the vehicle to detect road surface condition including black ice and respond accordingly. The girl riding in the vehicle would never see the ice, the autonomous vehicle does. Plus it is looking forward, backward, and to each side ALL the time, not just when she turns her head or checks the mirror. And it is picking up on traffic control devices, it knows what traffic light signals are doing and exactly when they will change.

So she arrives home, exhausted from a grueling afternoon of texting and watching Hallmark, unpacks the groceries just delivered, and sets out the pre-prepared dinner awaiting her hubby getting home. Hope he likes quiche.

He is the manly type, if such things even exist in the recently sissified world. He stopped at the gym on his way home and worked out the hydro massage bed.
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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by hpetrino » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:48 am

Thomas,
What you say is true of some, but not all. My wonderful daughter-in-law (age 35) is very productive and successful professional who works VERY hard, has two boys (ages 2 and 5) of whom she takes great care, keeps a clean orderly home, and manages to be a super wife to my son. She has groceries delivered for the sole purpose of saving sorely needed time.


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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by Tom Hicks » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Sometimes the exception proves the rule.
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Re: OT-autonomous grocery delivery service

Post by Tom Hicks » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:14 pm

Then hubby arrives home in his autonomous vehicle fresh from a workout at the gym. The workout included burning 100 calories off on the treadmill and ended with 20 minutes on the hydromassage bed. He has a desk job where a Big Gulp is constantly in reach, but feels confident in his health because he does work out and he looks about like everyone else. Actually, "The prevalence of obesity was 35.7% among young adults aged 20 to 39 years," https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html, so about a third are OBESE, how many are overweight but not obese? What he did not need was a pre-prepared dinner full of salt, fat, and calories. But it was GOOD! Tomorrow evening maybe they can order take out Chinese and have it delivered by an autonoumous vehicle too.

At some point these youngsters need to recognize that being overweight brings on a host of other medical issues which cost not just them, but all of society. If they don't change their eating habits we will have a nation of Type 2 diabetics who waddle around getting knee and hop replacements while they await a heart attack or stroke. These kids need to take control of their lives, they need to show some self-control and take responsibility for themselves. Why should society end up taking care of them when their problems are self imposed and due to a lack of self-restraint and overeating? How did we raise a generation so self-centered and oblivious?

Again, this is not all of the younger generation, but watch them coming out of IHOP, most aren't hopping, they just waddle.
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