Occasionally in my sporting travels, I come across the forlorn figure of a student working her/his lonely outdoors post in some inclement weather – be it cold, rainy, snowy or ... just plain nasty. Maybe it’s taking tickets, checking passes, or selling something. In any case, I’ve always wondered if some better cover might be provided.
Perhaps I have an extra . . .
The warning proved reliable and, despite the “cold weather gear,” one night Steve found himself in a dangerous situation. When a security police truck arrived to check on him, the driver cracked his window about an inch and asked if he needed anything, Steve told him he was beginning to lose feeling in his fingers and toes. The response was, “maybe we can bring you something (as in a hot drink) back.” Steve finally got a break an hour later.
I’m told that in some places where they actually had guard houses/shacks, the expectation was that guards should spend very little time in them.
I certainly would not like to think of myself as a George Costanza (of Seinfeld fame), who notably claimed he could “sense the slightest human suffering” and arranged for a guard at the jewelry store to get off his feet by providing a rocking chair. That didn’t end so well. (SEE HERE)
However, I would like to see some kind of accommodation – be it ever so humble – for those who help the cause on game day.
Lo and behold, I stumbled across at least a possible remedy from a product that found its way onto Shark Tank a while back.
I’m not endorsing anything here, but I am certainly intrigued by the concept of something that might be described as a weather pod of sorts. Specifically, the units I saw were Under the Weather pods ( SEE HERE). There’s more to its uses, of course, but I do like the potential to assist at least a few of the cold and/or wet.