Today on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, they were driving around a forklift in the land of make-believe. The show happens to be on while i'm getting ready for work. If you have been following along this week as i have, you would know that it's been raining cereal for some unknown reason in the land of make-believe. King Friday ordered it to be boxed up to get it out of the way, but they just wound up with a lot of cereal boxes every where. In comes Jim Neighbor driving a Clark lift truck to get rid of the boxes.
I suppose working for a company that sells parts for forklifts has made me unusually aware of the the lift trucks around me. Our company is a part of the material handling industry. It's easy to overlook how omnipresent this industry is. They get things were they need to go. Chances are most items in your home have spent some time on the forks of a lift truck. Chances are also pretty good that some part on that lift truck came from Rapidparts.
Wait, are you still laughing at me for watching Mr Rogers' Neighborhood? There aren't nearly as many options on the telly ever since i started getting to work at 7:00. Plus, i still find those "picture picture" movies of how they make stuff to be quote fascinating. My all-time favorite was the one with the crayons. Luckily, you can watch it online.Posted by Matthew at June 24, 2005 09:36 PM