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    have an enterprise

    I can't understand clearly the following in bold. Please explain them in easy English.

    1. Mystique aside, UPS drivers have an enterprise behind them that is a lot more compelling than any love fantasy, though to be sure some of them are quite inventive, such as the Internet blog entry featuring an improvised berth of cushion crating and bubblewrap. I've come to feel that the cult of the UPS driver is actually infatuation with something much bigger than individual drivers or even all the drivers together. It is a cult of UPS's unrelenting commitment to success.

    In the above, does "some of them" refer to "love fantasies?"

    2. Daily Flight Segments: Domestic--1071; International--767
    Airports Served: Domestic--400; International--377

    In the above, I'm not sure of what "flight segments" mean.

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    Re: have an enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I can't understand clearly the following in bold. Please explain them in easy English.

    1. Mystique aside, UPS drivers have an enterprise behind them that is a lot more compelling than any love fantasy, though to be sure some of them are quite inventive, such as the Internet blog entry featuring an improvised berth of cushion crating and bubblewrap. I've come to feel that the cult of the UPS driver is actually infatuation with something much bigger than individual drivers or even all the drivers together. It is a cult of UPS's unrelenting commitment to success.

    In the above, does "some of them" refer to "love fantasies?" No - to the inventive UPS drivers.

    2. Daily Flight Segments: Domestic--1071; International--767
    Airports Served: Domestic--400; International--377

    In the above, I'm not sure of what "flight segments" mean. It means individual flights = 1071 internal flights and 767 international flights.


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    #3

    Re: have an enterprise

    Thank you, Anglika.

    You seem to have forgotten to explain the meaning of the sentence "UPS drivers have an enterprise behind them that is a lot more compelling than any love fantasy."

    Does this mean "UPS drivers have much better things to do or more attractive things to enjoy than any love fantacy?" I'm especially confused about concretely what "enterprise" refers to in the context.


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    Re: have an enterprise

    Sorry - it means that UPS is so great an employer and so good to its employees that it is better than any fantasy.

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    Re: have an enterprise

    I see.
    The "enterprise" was UPS.

    OK. That settles it. Thank you.

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