Go on, admit it: You love forklifts and can't bear to be away from them. You feel a little down in the dumps when you're not in the warehouse or DC watching these wheeled wonders zipping around the aisles or shuttling goods back and forth from the dock.
If that describes you, here's something that will lift your spirits and make your party the talk of the town: forklift-themed balloons. One example is the custom "Dock'n Dude" Mylar balloon available from Café Press. The design, which features a cartoon of a shaggy-looking forklift operator falling off a dock, is also available on items ranging from coffee mugs and T-shirts to drinking glasses and pajamas. See them all here. Café Press also offers other forklift-themed balloons and products—more than 400 different designs, according to the website. Simply search "forklift" at www.cafepress.com and a host of products—many with amusing and sometimes unprintable sayings—come up. Among our favorites: "This is how I roll," "How to pick up chicks," "I do all my own stunts," and a takeoff on the classic ape-to-human illustration of evolution.
And speaking of forklifts and balloons … a giant hot-air balloon in the shape of a driver on a Jungheinrich sit-down counterbalanced truck must be seen to be believed. The flight took place in Germany in 2012. Watch the video below.