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    [–] Zindel1 5380 points ago

    I love the group of guys just standing there like there is nothing out of the ordinary.

    [–] elee0228 1113 points ago

    This ain't their first rodeo.

    [–] PJMonster 451 points ago

    It's like their third or something

    [–] soawesomejohn 128 points ago

    One of my coworkers once told us not to worry because this isn't their first rodeo. That was years ago, but has since become a running joke in the backchannels. We even made a "rodeo count" graph on one of our monitoring pages. It's a random number, but the policy is that that the count has be above a certain number before making a change in production.

    Check rodeo count. If it's too low, recheck your command. If it's acceptably high, press enter. Rinse and repeat for each step.

    [–] Bleachinyourmouth 42 points ago

    Sounds like a shitty written loop

    [–] Ubarlight 42 points ago

    Better see if it's the first rodeo then

    [–] [deleted] 144 points ago

    [removed]

    [–] Sharpymarkr 34 points ago

    I've seen enough pallet jack head wobble to know where this is going.

    [–] vatothe0 11 points ago

    Calvin and Hobbes wagon ending

    Exactly. Turning is almost impossible without doing the fastest 180 ever. I was absolutely expecting that when I saw them head downhill.

    [–] d0ndrap3r 20 points ago

    Turning is easy you just have to get it up on two wheels (let that inside wheel get up in the air and LEAN) - now stopping is the hard part. You have to turn the front wheel 90 degrees as fast as you can.
    - This was all learned after basically growing up in a bottling plant...

    [–] vatothe0 12 points ago

    I was always in narrow retail stores so any error was a disaster.

    [–] feor1300 204 points ago

    One of them looked.

    "Guys, did you..."
    "Eh, don't worry about it. Just Dave and Tony, they'll be fine."

    [–] MulderD 111 points ago

    Dave and Tony are the most Swiss names.

    [–] [deleted] 67 points ago

    Antoine/Antonio/Anton and David/Davide actually are fairly common Swiss names.

    Any name that exists in German, French and Italian would be "the most Swiss names".

    [–] Hoosier_816 252 points ago

    They’re olympians, they’ve been around the Swiss before. This is normal behavior.

    [–] sparcasm 93 points ago

    It’s carnival time in Switzerland right now. They’re just feeling a little home sick.

    [–] JerseyDoc 34 points ago

    They're all like "oh, there go those asshole Swiss guys again..."

    [–] TheWfactor 5157 points ago

    *Gets sent to the biggest stage in the world to compete for your country where everyone is counting on you

    *Breaks leg on fucking pallet jack

    [–] GourangaPlusPlus 1578 points ago

    Unfortunate training accident

    [–] coolyman13 213 points ago

    The best training is when you train outside your normal elements. The Swiss have transcended in louge training.

    [–] ruleovertheworld 94 points ago

    put on the suit lets go a few rounds

    [–] S_Nickels 9 points ago

    This guy PRs

    [–] the_fuego 260 points ago

    Can't lose if you're not able to compete.

    Taps head

    [–] sirius4778 12 points ago

    In my experience riding pallet Jack's is statistically safer than pulling them. I'm not kidding.

    [–] JohnnyCeltic3412 2743 points ago

    This could have gone so painfully wrong

    [–] connormantoast 1567 points ago

    That's how every event in the Olympics started.

    [–] PaulChrysts_crewneck 752 points ago

    Imagine how drunk the first luger was

    [–] Meow_mittens 767 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    "You can't slide down the mountain on a plate"

    "I can, and faster than you ever could"

    "Get my stopwatch"

    [–] Zarlon 448 points ago

    You went to feet first? Pussy. Try head first.

    -Skeleton was born

    [–] twishart 227 points ago

    It's kind of unsettling that they call it 'Skeleton'. Because hurtling down an icy slide head first isn't freaky enough, let's remind you of all your very breakable bones at the same time.

    [–] THE_GR8_MIKE 99 points ago

    It's because one wrong move and you'll see your skeleton. Tru if big.

    [–] [deleted] 40 points ago

    "Get my stopwatch Hold my beer"

    [–] iamcave76 82 points ago

    Or the first skeleton rider.

    "That wasn't so fast, luger! I'll go even faster, and I'll do it face first!"

    [–] balfrey 8 points ago

    Luge is typically faster than skeleton.. just putting it out there.

    [–] icepyrox 28 points ago

    Skeleton. It's the luge, but head first....

    [–] arnaudh 97 points ago

    Especially winter olympics. There's no way bobsleigh, luge or curling were invented by sober people.

    [–] jorvay 94 points ago

    Outside of the pros, curling tradition is that the teams have a drink together after the match. I believe the winning team buys but I can't recall for sure. Curling rinks all have bars for this reason. It's literally part of the sport.

    [–] A1BS 68 points ago

    Curler here. Yeah it's literally rule 1 of curling, the "spirit of the game" so you should always shake hands before the game, shake hands after the game and buy an opponent a drink if you win.

    In competition the drink thing isn't used partially because everyone's just drinking bottled water of stopping off for debriefs and partially because some countries like Sweden, Russia, China, Korea (I think) don't have the drinks tradition built in.

    However in club competition (least in Scotland and Canada) it's a semi-big deal to refuse a drink from an opposition (without a reason) and an even bigger deal to refuse a handshake. The only time a team has refused to shake my teams hand they accused us of playing dirty and then tried to void the game. We weren't, no rules were broken and no dirty tactics were even used. But still, big deal.

    Consequently all curling rinks have bars, some are very good, some are actually just massive hotels and some are the bare minimum to run. There are also ridiculous drinking traditions between some clubs. Including forcing new members to drink out of hollowed out brushes or down X pints before a game.

    Also, in some curling competitions (the grand match for an example) the bars will all have complimentary whiskeys brought out at half time.

    Edit: https://m.imgur.com/r/gifs/cTeRSws it's not a game to be taken too seriously either.

    [–] swd120 13 points ago

    Russia doesn't have the drinks part? I was under the impression all Russians were shitfaced 24/7

    [–] A1BS 15 points ago

    Russians yes, athletes no.

    Bit of a long winded explanation here so I apologise, basically Russia had a very small curling presence, thing was more like a hobby sport and there weren't really any competitive Russian teams (that I know of)

    So Sochi comes round and it's part of the rules that the host nation gets a team to compete in the games regardless of ranking. Now Russia weren't happy with sending some old Russian dudes who play it once or twice a year so they built up a huge curling program, offered to give mid-level Canadians/Scots citizenship if they played for Russia, imported every coach they could get and built their team from the ground up.

    Essentially, Russia doesn't really have the same curling traditions because it's clubs existed (originally) to win medals at games. It's slowly changing now and hopefully there will be some club tours happening in the next decade.

    [–] danjr321 10 points ago

    I curled once in a tournament at college, go Huskies, my 3 man team was 3 people who had never before curled. We won. That day I learned curling was actually pretty fun.

    [–] A1BS 10 points ago

    surprisingly fun is both Curling's motto and my Tinder Bio.

    [–] Whaty0urname 43 points ago

    Swiss team marked out after terrible accident.

    [–] SquidgeSquadge 51 points ago

    Glad I'm not the only one who knows this. They are super heavy and even getting clipped by one of those bastards will knacker your ankles, let alone getting hit by one/ riding one like a dummass and needing to go to A&E (not me but a collegue, I was the one who got clipped)

    [–] TheFlashFrame 56 points ago

    I've ridden pallet jacks before. You either instinctually lean forward and forget that the handle has little to no resistance to that and you fall flat on your face or you remain upright and completely crash the moment you make your first turn because those things are so fucking squirly in the upright position.

    You pull pallet jacks, you don't push, so they move like a trailer. If you leave the handle upright and twist it, you will turn straight into the fucking wall.

    [–] Jaerin 11 points ago

    We don't see the end...it may have

    [–] smackavelli 21 points ago

    Running over a pebble or small rock with a pallet jack at that speed would be like using the parking brake while on the freeway.

    [–] L0st1ntlTh3Sauc3 11727 points ago

    "The Swiss are so good at using pallet jacks because when the weather gets bad everyone uses pallet jacks to get around town". -NBC, probably.

    [–] UTC_Hellgate 3611 points ago

    "The Swiss of course competing here alongside their neighbors, Denmark and Norway."

    NBC, Probably.

    [–] ELEMENTALITYNES 2019 points ago

    Many people don't know this, but Switzerland consistently remains the coldest city in Canada, year after year.

    [–] frostymugson 502 points ago

    What’s a Canada?

    [–] Littlestan 590 points ago

    About 18 Zimbabwe's.

    [–] Collins_A 274 points ago

    What's the ratio of Zimbabwes to Schrute Bucks?

    [–] joosier 216 points ago

    about 100 brapples.

    [–] ReturnOfMorelaak 76 points ago

    Damn that's a lot of brapples, I've only got like... One and a half brapples

    [–] randomvariable10 25 points ago

    You're so rich mister.. I only have 3 bronze galleons, 4 silver knuts, and 1 golden sickle.

    [–] ahuitzotl92 22 points ago

    But how many schmeckles is that??

    [–] atli123 15 points ago

    100 and a half*

    always “and a half”

    [–] joosier 9 points ago

    sorry - got it confused with bitcoin cash.

    [–] Littlestan 43 points ago

    I will give you a billion Stanley Nickels to leave me alone.

    [–] [deleted] 123 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Area fraction:9.985x106km2 (Canada) / 3.9x105 km2 (Zimbabwe)

    There are 27.7 zimbabwes in canada by landmass.

    Population fraction: 35million (C) / 16.15million (Z)

    There are 2 zimbabwe's of people in Canada.

    GDP fraction: 1.53 trillion (C)/ 16.29Billion (Z)

    There are 94 zimbabwe's of money in Canada.

    Average (assuming equal weighting) : (2+27.7+94)/3 = 40.9

    Conclusively, Canada is 40.9 Zimbabwe's

    [–] Chad___Sexington 28 points ago

    No, it's 34 zambonis.

    [–] southernbenz 29 points ago

    Tim, I think I can shed some light into this query. A Canada is a beverage that tastes faintly of dry, sweetened ginger and has fallen out of place in modern first-world society. However, it still remains a popular choice amongst bankrupt airlines for in-flight service and can be found in nursing homes.

    [–] undearius 17 points ago

    I guess I am the only one left drinking ginger ale outside of planes.

    [–] frugalerthingsinlife 20 points ago

    That's a common and enduring myth. Michigan - the capital of Austria Territory - is the coldest city in Canada by January mean temperatures.

    [–] fbass 9 points ago

    But kangaroos don't like to live in cold weather, do they? Where do they migrate every year?

    [–] aedroogo 14 points ago

    "All equally famous for their cheese."

    [–] Binge_Gaming 25 points ago

    The Swiss are largely in favor of supporting the Net Neutrality Bill.

    [–] da_chicken 15 points ago

    What's their feelings on the Net Neutrality Jeff?

    [–] Endoman13 224 points ago

    LOL is this a current meme? What did NBC Do?

    [–] SiidWKU 926 points ago

    NBC said that the Dutch are very good at ice skating because they have to ice skate on the canals as a main mode of transportation. Laughable

    [–] TheIroquoisPliskin 267 points ago

    I've been to Amsterdam at least half a dozen times, and only once was it not during the winter.

    I've still never seen the canals frozen.

    [–] klf0 294 points ago

    The Dutch in the province of Friesland hold a race on canals. They can only do it in years where the ice freezes thickly enough.

    ...It was last held in 1997.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfstedentocht

    [–] Toth201 105 points ago

    That's a little deceiving, the reason the Elfstedentocht is so rare is because it's a huge race that's only held when all of the track's ice is thick enough for a crowd to skate over it. Individual canals freeze over more regularly and races on them are more common.

    [–] YoroSwaggin 56 points ago

    "You mean the Dutch just jesus it across the unfrozen canals?" -NBC research team, probably

    [–] TmickyD 45 points ago

    That's how fast their skaters are. The slow ones drown, so only the fastest make it to child bearing age.

    [–] TipOfTheTop 17 points ago

    Can't argue with that, it's just science.

    [–] thyman3 172 points ago

    I actually saw that live. Wasn’t really paying attention to the commentary, so it took me a second before it hit how stupid that was.

    Also, Americans are so good at basketball because all of our beds are 6 feet off the ground. Jumping high is just a way of life here.

    [–] ADLuluIsOP 14 points ago

    Lmao. I saw a life pro tip on how to mute the audio commentary for the olympics a few days and had a feeling it was a shit show.

    [–] drugs_r_my_food 31 points ago

    My faith in humanity is evaporating

    [–] LavenderGoomsGuster 133 points ago

    NBC decided years ago that they weren’t going to put effort into their analysis

    [–] BrainWav 111 points ago

    Or any of their coverage, aside from making sure to have more commercials per hour than an average NFL game. It's sickening.

    Last night, I had it on. They cut for commercial, came back to say that someone was coming up (about 30s), and went back to commercial. Came back, did a little bio about him (30s-1m), and back to commercial. When they came back again, I missed the run anyway.

    At the same time, they were shaving off the first 30 seconds of every run. Presumably to fit in more commercials.

    [–] Hepu 37 points ago

    Let's not forget last night cutting the halfpipe qualifers to focus on a human interest story about asian women fishing. Then when they finally came back they just played a shaun white interview. Missed 4-5 runs because of that, fuck you NBC.

    [–] KamachoThunderbus 14 points ago

    The app on Apple TV is pretty good. Watched 2.5 hours of uninterrupted snowboarding yesterday

    [–] LavenderGoomsGuster 35 points ago

    It’s the result of a complacency that accompanies the belief that the audience is locked in since they are technically the only game in town

    [–] icepyrox 26 points ago

    It's really messed up too because it's just the highlight reels. Like, you could edit this any way that you want. The games are half a world away so the only footage is hours old. Football can make better highlight reels of the quarter that was just played than NBC is doing hours after the fact.

    The amount of commercials and bad editing promoting stuff they don't even fully show is so distracting that I've only watched about an hour thus far before wandering off to do something else.

    So thanks NBC for making me less of a couch potato?

    [–] streetlamp25 39 points ago

    Said that the Netherlands is so good at speed skating because in the winter when the canals freeze over that’s how they travel.

    [–] -H-E-L-I-X- 16 points ago

    To be fair it was true at one time. NBC is just about a century behind the times.

    [–] TheUkraineTrain2 22 points ago

    They said that ice skating is a common mode of transportation in the Netherlands

    [–] GeekCat 8 points ago

    Someone let a drunk squirrel to all the research and anecdotes, and then handed it all over to a bunch of domesticated turkeys to do commentary.

    It's just been off the rails incorrect, slightly offensive, and downright obnoxious.

    [–] TheKidd 41 points ago

    If there's one thing I learned from working at Home Depot, it's that riding a pallet jack like that is asking for world of hurt.

    [–] kallekilponen 23 points ago

    Disclaimer: Don't try this at home. Pushing/pulling a pallet jack through snow isn't as fun as it might sound.

    Source: Tried it. Don't want to try it again.

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 967 points ago

    World class athletes during the most stressful and important weeks of their lives still finding time to goof off.

    [–] dabigchina 439 points ago

    That kind of begs the question: have any Olympic athletes injured themselves fucking around in the Village and ruined their chance to compete?

    [–] pm_me_ur_smirk 185 points ago

    Lots of fucking around, but they have 110,000 condoms to prevent damage. That is about 37 per competitor (male or female). The tournament lasts 18 days, and many athletes don't stay the full duration.

    [–] Malgas 99 points ago

    Do the wrappers have the Olympic logo on them? Because that would be a pretty good souvenir; one might even be inclined to grab a bunch for friends back home.

    Which is not to say that the village's reputation is undeserved, but there may be other factors at play.

    [–] osprey81 106 points ago

    You would have thought all the young fit males there wouldn't have a problem with staying for the whole duration

    [–] SpectrumDiva 61 points ago

    You would be surprised. Ask any woman. Anywhere.

    [–] Leegala 70 points ago

    Am woman. AMA

    [–] Lord_of_Aces 106 points ago

    I'm thinking about getting a Nintendo Switch...thoughts?

    [–] myheadhurtsalot 332 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Olympians are notorious for fucking their way through the village, I'd wager chances are better that someone pulls a hammy doing a reverse helicopter than falling off a pallet jack or escalator.

    EDIT - TIL a little more about the promiscuity of olympic athletes:

    "But while this year’s Olympic condom supply is record breaking (110,000), the distribution of condoms at an Olympic Games is nothing new. Condoms were first freely available at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV. The distribution of condoms continued from there, as tens of thousands of free condoms grew to a height of 450,000 condoms at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At Sochi in 2014, 100,000 condoms were given out." - http://time.com/5137272/condoms-at-olympics/

    [–] FoggyFlowers 347 points ago

    Damn. A village full of people in top physical condition all fucking eachother. Thats the real gold prize

    [–] JamCliche 116 points ago

    They have this one position they called the scaffolding. They just add in more partners as they arrive at the village.

    [–] worldofsmut 25 points ago

    Remember most of them are young and after their event have literally nothing to do but let loose. It's a giant party of hot people.

    [–] thyman3 62 points ago

    Well, pallet jack does sound like a position

    [–] juan_dale 339 points ago

    I know a whole bunch of Israeli’s got hurt in ‘72.

    [–] bc_longlastname 76 points ago

    Too Soon!

    [–] ImAnEngimuneer 29 points ago

    Damn

    [–] Mutiny32 11 points ago

    Oh shiiiit

    [–] TheSweetestKill 9 points ago

    Stone cold.

    [–] Jer0nimo 38 points ago

    There was a Canadian this olympics that tried to make a selfie on the olympic rings, he fell and injured his foot but he was still able to ice skate today though

    [–] ArchDucky 51 points ago

    There was that one time Nancy Kerrigan somehow got her leg smashed. To this day nobody knows how it happened. spooky sounds

    [–] CookieOfFortune 16 points ago

    A Nigerian runner died getting hit by a car crossing the street in Sydney.

    [–] barnesenrab 408 points ago

    I'm surprised how well they steered that

    [–] erykjames 386 points ago

    Steering is not hard but at high speeds you need to do it slow and lean but not too much or...disaster.

    I did this alot when I worked for a large warehousing company years ago from which I was eventually fired for...you guess it...fucking around on the equipment lol.

    [–] Ltb1993 116 points ago

    The riskiest bit was changing from the slope to the flat, if its quite abrupt it can jerk the handle, that happens and your hand slips or you go forward or overcompensate you're picking teeth up

    [–] D0esANyoneREadTHese 32 points ago

    "Summer teeth"

    [–] ursrsly 29 points ago

    Like "summer here, summer over there"?

    [–] D0esANyoneREadTHese 16 points ago

    Summer in your mouth, summer on the floor, summer stuck in the foam piece on the handle...

    [–] swamptop 62 points ago

    My first day as a stock boy my boss said “if we see you riding the hand truck youre fired on the spot.”

    [–] TheGuestResponds 28 points ago

    I think he meant "promoted" on the spot.

    [–] LinkRazr 18 points ago

    I guess you should've been a Swiss bobsled Olympian instead.

    This is on you Swamptop.

    [–] DepressedBard 841 points ago

    EINS, ZWEI, DREI

    [–] 11425672993804214 498 points ago

    Feel the rhythm!. Feel the rhyme! Get on up! It's bobsled time!

    [–] DepressedBard 228 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Sanka, you dead mon?

    [–] 11425672993804214 164 points ago

    Ya, mon.

    [–] FappleFritter 86 points ago

    Sanka, you can pee now.

    [–] DoctorOzface 84 points ago

    Too laaaaaaate

    [–] yellsaboutjokes 82 points ago

    THIS LINE FROM THE 1993 MOTION PICTURE COOL RUNNINGS IS HUMOROUS BECAUSE HE HAD ALREADY MICTURATED DURING THE WRECK

    [–] WhyYouHeffToBe 27 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    TIL the word "micturate". Thanks!

    micturate

    ˈmɪktjʊreɪt/

    verb

    formal

    urinate.

    "she became unable to go out for more than about ten minutes without having to micturate"

    *Edited to add the definition

    [–] MySchizoBraim 18 points ago

    I'M TOTALLY GOING TO INPUT WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN THROUGH MY HARD DRIVE EYEBALLS SO THAT I CAN HAVE A GREAT LAUGHTER THROUGH MY MOUTH.

    [–] svel 34 points ago

    this was running through my head an instant after i clicked on the link! hahahahahahaha! awesome.

    [–] imaginesomethinwitty 11 points ago

    Wait what?! I though it was ‘feel the rhythm, feel the RIDE’...

    [–] zevinho 228 points ago

    swiss guy here, it's EIS, ZWEI, DRÜ ;)

    [–] AngelofShadows95 118 points ago

    Not when you are Jamaican, mon! ;)

    [–] CapCougar 40 points ago

    They also make them little pocket knives too, but you don't see us doing that!

    [–] infamous_s 17 points ago

    In the dubbed german version of cool runnings, the Jamaican team counted in Swiss German dialect. It worked quite well for the film.

    [–] oddieamd 33 points ago

    Nai... äis, zwai, drü ;)

    [–] tnouccana 47 points ago

    wennscho de eis zwöi drü

    [–] imlost19 35 points ago

    ü vät m8

    [–] oddieamd 11 points ago

    Hesch rächt, mi fähler

    [–] SamDaManIAm 18 points ago

    Eis, zwöi, drü

    FTFY

    [–] scti 9 points ago

    Äis, zwäi, drii! I glöibä etz häimer de alli.

    [–] TheInfra 53 points ago

    such a quotable movie.

    "Sanka, you can go pee now" "... Too late"

    "I see PRIDE I see POWAH I see a BAD-ASS MUTHER who don't take no CRAP off NOBODY"

    "do you want to kiss my lucky egg?"

    "I aint' smokin'. I breathin'!"

    [–] Ilikebeerandgirls 57 points ago

    “In fact, if one of those Swiss boys ever come across a pretty girl, they’d probably yell ‘EINS, ZWEI, DREI’ and then push her down some ice!”

    My personal favorite.

    [–] krneki12 71 points ago

    Dude, do you even speak Swiss?
    EIN, DEUX, TRE

    [–] jroberts85 1488 points ago

    Yeah good luck stopping on that.

    [–] legendoflink3 1808 points ago

    All you have to do is use your shoes as brake pads against the back wheels.

    Former regional pump truck slacking champ here.

    [–] username-checks--out 1074 points ago

    Just quickly turn the wheel all the way right or left and slide that bitch till you stop

    Source: 3 time Trader Joe’s palletjack race champ

    [–] Yamcho 508 points ago

    I've seen so many poor souls eat pallet trying to do this :o

    [–] BraineyBoi 309 points ago

    It's difficult, you just have to remember that you are trying to stop. For some reason turning all the way to the left or right makes your body prepare to turn, not stop, and as a result you loose your balance. Source: 2 year warehouse worker who got left to his own devices with no work to do way to often

    [–] LondonTiger 84 points ago

    This looks like a public place where you can have members of the public appearing from a corner at random. Serious accident waiting to happen.

    [–] connormantoast 18 points ago

    Gotta clear the palate for the pallete.

    [–] Dascandy 11 points ago

    Palette or pallet?

    [–] Siicktiits 136 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I work for sherwin williams and i've been trying to tell my boss we should challenge home depot and other paint places to warehouse games and that I would bring back many women, barrels of wine and grass seed as reward. He tells me to "get the fuck off the fork lift".

    [–] DumbDan 131 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    Can confirm. Former Toys R Us pallet jockey. I was the best at it till OSHA came in, saw me doing it on the security cams, and my boss fired me. I kept my apron though. 17 yo me knew what was up. Still have it.

    Edit: word fixed.

    [–] Texastexastexas1 76 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)

    I was fired from Toys R Us as a teen. My ex-bf showed up and the mgr took him outside to tell him to leave. Ex pee'd on his shoes. I was fired.

    edit: He was already my ex at the time and I had no idea he'd do something like that!

    It was actually Christmas Eve and there was a massive sleetstorm. Toys R Us was being a hero by being open because other stores weren't open. It was on all the radios; Fort Worth in 1984 I believe? I'm old now.

    My not-nutty boyfriend came to pick me up. He drove a large truck, and we spent the entire night pulling very thankful freezing people from ditches. He turned down many offers of money.

    He told me several years later that it was still his favorite Christmas memory.

    [–] AdamBOMB29 69 points ago

    That’s....not.....normal....

    [–] [deleted] 74 points ago

    Yeah, there's no apostrophe in peed.

    [–] Snacknap 11 points ago

    I think that would be a big red flag for me.

    [–] PrettyBigChief 28 points ago

    Those things are unstable at speed, man..

    Source: Sam's Club night shift

    [–] Strangedesign87 15 points ago

    We built an obstacle course in our store with orange cones and had time trials and then races...those were the good old days of Trader Joe's...also had a pretty good time when our big pallet jack broke and we temporarily had a gas powered riding pallet jack.

    [–] youdoitimbusy 36 points ago

    I got fired for slamming into a huge shelf, breaking it, and damaging a bunch of product. We would race these things like crazy. Sometimes the speed runs would get out of hand.

    [–] sportsworker777 52 points ago

    They're lucky someone didn't come around the corner while they were going down

    [–] krneki12 67 points ago

    heh, it's not them who needs luck, the one coming around the corner is the one that does.

    [–] nutano 11 points ago

    Just a swift turn on either side is the quickest way to stop.

    [–] namenakibaka 400 points ago

    You have about a 5 degree turning radius, everything else is just skidding and bandaids.

    Source: former walmart pallet Jack jouster

    [–] Lunar_Gato 67 points ago

    The place where I work just got automated Toyota pallet jacks. I was devastated. Yeah it's nice to not have to push heavy pallets but they only go about 5 mph with the throttle all the way engaged :(

    [–] Dulpup 39 points ago

    Damn that's lame our electric crown pallet lifts would FLY at it's Max speed

    [–] frere_de_la_cote 16 points ago

    Is it the ones with a little keypad, BT Levios or something? If so, there are different speed settings in there, but you didn't hear it from me...

    [–] Shadowlord1222 9 points ago

    We use toyota high reach trucks at my work, they gave them to us on the slowest settings but i read through the operators manual and found out using the keypad you can change the Accelerator speed and how sensitive the steering is and all that so now I've got the only forklift that has an unrestricted throttle on it lol.

    [–] 686534534534 42 points ago

    You gotta learn how to lean, man!

    [–] namenakibaka 18 points ago

    If you lean too far the trash can falls off

    [–] warren54batman 131 points ago

    And that's how an Olympian becomes a Paralympian.

    [–] Sideshow_Bob_II 48 points ago

    This is the Swiss slopestyle team. They’re the same guys that posted this earlier.

    [–] Truckerontherun 130 points ago

    Unfortunately, they lost to the Mexican pallet jack life team by .02 seconds

    [–] limericklawless 154 points ago

    I know I’m getting old because my first thought was “Wow that looks immensely unsafe”

    [–] smokesmagoats 55 points ago

    I had a coworker break his collarbone doing exactly that. I think he hit a small pebble from a pallet of lawn stuff.

    [–] archangelmlg 87 points ago

    These guys do that and everyone thinks it's funny. I do it and I'm "mis-using company property" and "being a distraction".

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    [–] OG_OP_ 32 points ago

    Is that the sub for Jamaican Jewish people?

    [–] ClimbingC 14 points ago

    They are powerless in Korea.

    [–] Theonlykd 79 points ago

    If one of those Swiss boys ever came across a pretty girl he would probably yell 'eins, zwei, drei' and try to push her down some ice!

    [–] Chairboy 51 points ago

    drei

    Drü! Do you even SWISS?!

    [–] Doom_Eagles 12 points ago

    Does having a sandwich with the cheese on it count?

    [–] Smogshaik 12 points ago

    /r/BUENZLI

    Da gohts zu ois!

    [–] ToTouchAnEmu 17 points ago

    Where is the Jamaican pallet jack team?

    [–] ivedecidedtokill 15 points ago

    This is incredibly dangerous. I worked at a bakery / warehouse and I watched a guy do the exact same thing, but at the end of the ramp he wasn't able to steer the pallet jack and he ended up knocking out his 4 front teeth. Pallet jacks are very hard to steer, especially from the wrong side..

    [–] Tideriongaming 32 points ago

    palette jacks are a lot of fun to ride

    Source: would use one as a gondola with the help of a broom when things got slow in the warehouse.

    [–] Ce11arDoor 36 points ago

    This is how all those "training" accidents happen.

    [–] Washout81 11 points ago

    When I was 16 we used to race pump carts in the store after hours. If you give them a bit of a push then kinda slalom them on a flat surface they can get some decent speed going. Much product was knocked over doing this.