Thursday, October 1, 2009

double edge sword?

the big day is upon us. the ioc decides if chicago will be the host city for the 2016 olympics. there's alot of arguments for why it would be a positive and why it would be a negative. this being a messenger blog...i figure why not talk about the pros and cons for our industry.



pros...thats easy. we will be busy. how busy? not sure but i know we'll be busier than we are now. work will start coming to our city year in and year out and companies will depend on their courier companies to help them get the jobs accomplished. i know it sounds kinda silly to say that but alot of companies depend on us to make sure documents get filed, drawings get to the contractors, bids make it in time, and so on. as a non-messenger positive...we get to see some world class cycling up close and personal.

cons...it might end up being a bit too crazy. work overload along with traffic jams...not good. sh*t...chicago's traffic is already famous for being stressful...now imagine throwing a sh*t ton of tourists...f*ck! the funny thing about the traffic con is that it's a pro for our bicycle messengers. why? companies will depend on them to get work done quicker and more efficiently than a car. this means more money in the pocket of our riders here in chicago.

actually...lets just get rid of the cons for the messenger industry. if a messenger complains that we're too busy then maybe it's time to retire. i know the arguments for why chicago should not host the olympics but from a work stand point...it would be nice to be busy again. sometimes it's stressful to be busy but it's a good kind of stress...if that makes any sense.

well...i guess good luck to us? i hope we get it? i know the financial struggles it might bring but...lets worry about that later? i really don't know what to think...all i know is that i want to do something besides read the internet all day. btw...if the olympics come to chicago it will bring cabbies and messengers together...


check video two from chicago2016.org...

awww...a cabbie passing the batton to a messenger. if that doesn't encompass the olympic spirit i don't know what does. i guess we find out around 1145am...they're planning on having over 20,000 people gathering at daley center right in the heart of downtown chicago. i really hope everyone and their mama is glued to the tv cause making deliveries through that is gonna suck...peace.

6 comments:

Brian said...

well one significant con would be the increased building security. It's a hassle as it is and with the olympics in town, its just going to be ridiculous. A pro for me though is that ill only be 24!

j.dot said...

you are completely right...i didn't even think about the fact that building security already being a mess would be an even bigger mess. although...maybe the olympics would push chicago to finally clean up the mess it is? you never know...it might end up being a positive. doubtful but hopeful. eh...either way, we'll be busy...i'll take a few negatives if it means we're busy. at least thats what im saying now...ha!

kevin c said...

If this all goes down, will you hire me? IMAGINE!

Brian said...

Go Rio!!!! Everyone in my school was all wtf why dont you want the olympics. they just dont get it

j.dot said...

i didn't know how much i wanted the olympics till we lost. being out in the first round hurts. eh...im just glad we don't have to consider hiring kevin c at our company...ha!

j.dot said...

btw...i guess i was never for or against it. i understood both view points...peace.