The pandemic has raised all kinds of unusual changes to our lives, both business and personal. We’ve stated here several times before that we’ve felt tremendously blessed to be able to keep working this entire time, as both our jobs are deemed essential, but that hasn’t been the case for others and our hearts go out to them.
Amazon certainly has enjoyed even more business during the pandemic, leading to an increase in deliveries and need for their delivery drivers. However, a lot of public restrooms have closed leaving a very real problem for drivers who need to go the bathroom and have, well, not so many choices.
Amazon says that “a typical Amazon fulfillment center has dozens of restrooms, and employees are able to step away from their work station at any time.” However, the company acknowledged that this isn’t always true for its delivery drivers. “We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes, and this has been especially the case during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed,” Amazon wrote.Amazon admits its drivers sometimes have to pee in bottles | Ars Technica
So, this post is a stretch as it relates to movies, but Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service and we often talk about movies that are too long and require bathroom breaks (see: Need A Bathroom Break During the Movie? Runpee to the rescue).
On a less tongue-firmly-in-cheek note, Amazon needs to come up with some sort of high tech bathroom service for drivers. Perhaps drones fly in a urinal to the delivery driver’s location? We’re in 2021 and sure, the pandemic is still on, but Amazon’s delivery drivers should have some sort of option beyond peeing in bottles.