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Delivering mail by jumping from a moving boat

  • Publicado em 14 Ago 2022
  • On Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, there's a summer tradition: "mail jumping". It's a bit dangerous, a bit ridiculous, and would never be allowed to start today. But it's a tradition. ■ Thanks to the Lake Geneva Cruise Line: www.cruiselakegeneva.com/
    Edited by Michelle Martin mrsmmartin
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Comentários • 2 704

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  2 meses atrás +16446

    And to answer the obvious question: yes, there are other ways to get the mail delivered these days. But it's a tradition, and one that a few lakehouses are happy to continue!

    • drh3b
      drh3b Mês atrás

      @AnArn B TRADITION!

    • John C. Newman
      John C. Newman Mês atrás

      Hope you enjoyed Wisconsin! Also, hope you visited the D&D museum there in Lake Geneva, it's a place I hope to visit someday. (from Madison, WI)

    • Andrijana Stankovska
      Andrijana Stankovska Mês atrás

      @Grandlotus Iroh I think it's mentioned in the video. The boat tours and they are contractors on behalf of The US postal service.

    • sailaab
      sailaab Mês atrás

      Hmmm @Gooner

    • Gooner
      Gooner Mês atrás +1

      @sailaab That's America for you.

  • Steets
    Steets Mês atrás +13704

    Tom Scott exploring the weirder parts of the postal system is a miniseries I am loving so far.

    • Hakosh Gaming
      Hakosh Gaming 28 dias atrás


    • absolutely failz
      absolutely failz Mês atrás

      you cant pay me enough to put grimey letters in my mouth of jump into a grimey lake and have some old boomer back up into me in reverse instead of drive some day

    • Sabretooth
      Sabretooth Mês atrás +1

      @KingBobXIV Not to mention mandated in the Constitution. A handy way to weed out charlatan politicians.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +3

      The more I see videos like this, the more I realize it's surprising that there isn't yet a BRclipr whose niche is talking about the postal system.

    • Alex
      Alex Mês atrás +2

      You know there was a small Scottish Isle off of a medium Scottish Isle (North Harris) where the Royal Mail experimented with rockets. Unsurprisingly they stopped decades ago.

  • OLBastholm
    OLBastholm Mês atrás +1056

    Tom is so hilariously uncoordinated. I'm really impressed that he's putting himself in so obviously uncomfortable situations

    • Michael Bronson
      Michael Bronson 8 dias atrás

      If u really want to see how uncoordinated tom is, check out the parkour video

    • mllop aeet
      mllop aeet Mês atrás +14

      It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • TheAnthraxBiology
    TheAnthraxBiology Mês atrás +583

    I love how much Tom overcomplicated this. "so I run toward the mailbox, I put it in the mailbox, I turn around from the mailbox, I go back toward the boat" 😂

  • EpicGamer_9999
    EpicGamer_9999 Mês atrás +821

    Tom just seems so genuine now, and you can tell he loves doing BRclip. Something a lot of people don't have.

    • Xon Discotheque
      Xon Discotheque Mês atrás

      He always was genuine :)

    • Metal Rockstarizer
      Metal Rockstarizer Mês atrás +1

      Explain that to Nikocado Avocado.

    • Arirock 18
      Arirock 18 Mês atrás +19

      @nul And then still got a vpn sponsor after that video

    • nul
      nul Mês atrás +68

      I mean, this is the same guy who got a VPN sponsor and ended up dunking on VPN sponsors instead. I knew right at that moment, Tom Scott was more about the passion than the payment. Still a relief to see that hasn't died out.

    • Roy Wiggins
      Roy Wiggins Mês atrás +43

      I certainly hope he does, because he's been on BRclip longer than some BRcliprs have been alive!

  • Millicent Oak
    Millicent Oak Mês atrás +60

    "They know that their outgoing mail might have toothmarks in it" is probably my favourite bit.

    • grantm
      grantm Mês atrás +2

      Imagine: "Job applicants are required to bite down on an envelope to ensure they meet orthodontic requirements - with open bites ending several aspirant mail jumpers' dreams."

  • Penumbral
    Penumbral Mês atrás +3592

    Tom is really out here completing side quests

    • Vibez
      Vibez Mês atrás +1


    • Mad Hatters in jeans
      Mad Hatters in jeans Mês atrás +5

      And yet I don't think he's killed 10 rats in a basement.

    • Carbon 12
      Carbon 12 Mês atrás +2

      Microphone of Recording, Destroyed when wet.

    • Reynsoon
      Reynsoon Mês atrás +2

      Tom goes through life like Xenoblade players play games. Or RPG's in general, for that matter.

    • richmanricho
      richmanricho Mês atrás +16

      He has listened to all the NPC story lines

  • Lawrence Calablaster
    Lawrence Calablaster Mês atrás +194

    It’s so weird to hear Tom describe this job being done by “people half his age” because I always envision him as being just a little older than me, which would mean half his age is quite young.

    • vStoned
      vStoned Mês atrás +2

      @Aleksandr ded

    • Aleksandr
      Aleksandr Mês atrás +78

      It's difficult to tell since he looks like he's 25 and 50 at the same time.

    • 221 b
      221 b Mês atrás +1

      @Jacob Shirley Order of magnitude

    • Jacob Shirley
      Jacob Shirley Mês atrás +36

      Google says he's 38. Huh.

  • smnoy23
    smnoy23 Mês atrás +72

    Love Paige’s surprised “Oh, he did it!”

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio 28 dias atrás +1

      The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio 28 dias atrás

      It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • Ellis Ballard
    Ellis Ballard Mês atrás +36

    This isn't the point of the video but what really surprised me was 'outgoing mail'. For some reason I didn't realise in America you can just put outgoing post in your own mailbox to be taken away.

    • Nut Bastard
      Nut Bastard 6 dias atrás +1

      @Timeyy The postal service in the USA isn't perfect, but it is very good compared to a lot of other countries in terms of how well it actually does work.
      It was designed around rural parameters, and before rail and cars and whatnot. The US is preposterously large, and a good portion of people don't live anywhere near anything even resembling a city.
      Coast to coast is well over 40 hours of driving. That's more than a work week to just traverse the country, with no stops.
      Paris to Moscow is only 30 hours.
      So the whole idea of outgoing mail makes sense because there are vast stretches of the US where there's hardly anything at all.
      But there is postal service for all of it.

    • Timeyy
      Timeyy 6 dias atrás +2

      @Nut Bastard Bruh Ive been looking at US mailboxes on TV for like 20 years and never even wondered what that thing was actually for lmao

    • Nut Bastard
      Nut Bastard 11 dias atrás +9

      Yep. That's what the flag is for. You put it up if you have outgoing mail.

  • Roundish Whale
    Roundish Whale Mês atrás +106

    This seems like a wonderfully unique tourist attraction!
    It also feels like it's the kinda wonky tradition that has just been kept alive cause everyone involved is just so very happy to be a part of it :D

    • Goliath
      Goliath 17 dias atrás

      It indeed does look very fun

    • Dani Studwell
      Dani Studwell Mês atrás

      It's the Wisconsin way.

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy Mês atrás +2

      I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

  • Cheesecake
    Cheesecake Mês atrás +3718

    It’s fun to think that every Tom Scott video is like a postcard from a friend telling you about a cool place they found.

    • Tuning3434
      Tuning3434 Mês atrás

      Tom Scott and Tim Traveller

    • JW2
      JW2 Mês atrás


    • Aspen Frost
      Aspen Frost Mês atrás +1

      this melted my heart

    • cube boy
      cube boy Mês atrás


    • megs
      megs Mês atrás

      aw i love this so much!!

  • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
    Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +107

    Many a commenter before me has expressed the shocking feeling one gets when Tom Scott stops by a place where one has been before. Today, as someone from Wisconsin who has been to Lake Geneva several times, I finally understand what it's like. I shall now be the one to say, wow, I never knew that an amazing place like this exists in my neck of the woods!

    • Jack Guy
      Jack Guy 25 dias atrás

      It's a funny feeling isn't it; twice he's been to interesting places a few miles from where I live - one that I already knew a bit about, one that I didn't - and in one of them the guy he spoke to about it used to be one of my neighbours!

    • vistabuntu
      vistabuntu Mês atrás +1


  • aswer huio
    aswer huio Mês atrás +5

    The people involved seem so nice. Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

  • Nope
    Nope Mês atrás +11

    If you're wondering about that yellow flashlight on his back, it's a common lifesaving light for personal flotation devices. They start blinking if they detect they're wet and float next to you, so people can find you if you fall into the water at night.

  • J Blen
    J Blen Mês atrás +20

    I like the acknowledgement that he still had his mic on, and then going for the jump without taking it off anyway, as if there may have been some insightful commentary that wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

  • Lake Geneva Cruise Line
    Lake Geneva Cruise Line Mês atrás +9107

    Tom, thank you for visiting us and making a video about Lake Geneva Cruise Line! It was great to meet you, and we think you did an amazing job delivering the mail -- come back any time for a job as a mail jumper on the US Mailboat! 😃

    • Matthew Jenkinson
      Matthew Jenkinson Mês atrás +3

      @Michael Freeze I think it was mentioned that it's effectively grandfathered in. It's still only a thing because it started before those were considerations, and it's not like they're totally cavalier about it, there is some significant effort made to be as safe as possible.

    • End Light
      End Light Mês atrás

      Is it a bad idea? Yes, and I love it.

    • Beakerz
      Beakerz Mês atrás +2

      @Michael Freeze uh huh. Sure, buddy.

    • Michael Freeze
      Michael Freeze Mês atrás +2

      in most other countries that wouldn't be allowed because of occupational health and safety regulations but the USA doesn't seem to care about things like employee safety.

    • ScreaMun
      ScreaMun Mês atrás

      Thanks for having Tom come along! Visited you guys a few years ago so it was awesome to see this! :)

  • Average Po
    Average Po Mês atrás +18

    It surprises me that out of all the weird things we do in Wisconsin this is the one Scott chose to cover. But at the same time it doesn't really surprise me lmao

  • Taylor Hancock
    Taylor Hancock Mês atrás +13

    It’s always so fun to watch Tom try things out, and this incredibly wacky mail delivery system was very good to watch! Always so happy to see how motivated you are to overcome challenges!

  • Peter Cory
    Peter Cory Mês atrás +9

    Anyone else throw their arms up in celebration with Tom when he successfully got back on the boat? Good job Tom 😁🥳

  • XxgenericgamerxX
    XxgenericgamerxX 23 dias atrás +5

    There's a place called house on the rock in Wisconsin, there's something called the infinity room, an automatic orchestra, the worlds largest carousel, and a bunch of other wild things you'd probably like.

  • seegurkekiller
    seegurkekiller Mês atrás +3296

    The people involved seem so nice.
    Paige is so encouraging and the captain has so much of a "let the kids have fun, I'll make sure they're safe" vibe.

    • Michael Micek
      Michael Micek Mês atrás

      @we you were right, He came this morning.

    • devtrash
      devtrash Mês atrás +1

      @Justin McGough Life is politics. ignore that fact at your own risk

    • Andrew H
      Andrew H Mês atrás +1

      @Paul Haynes conservative Americans will be very friendly to your face, but they have 0 empathy for people they don't know, and really hate anyone who's different from them.

    • Wulfleyn
      Wulfleyn Mês atrás

      @Paul Haynes I'd rather think that most people in the US are nice, it's just political interests and a few assholes who scream louder than the majority making people look bad.

    • Paul Haynes
      Paul Haynes Mês atrás +1

      @GenX Rants Possibly. But half the population seem to agree with some of those problems.

  • Max Baer
    Max Baer Mês atrás +9

    I went on this tour a few years ago, it was so awesome to see kids my age (at the time) have such a fun and unique experience. I was and still am 100% jealous of their summer job XD

  • EMR
    EMR Mês atrás +11

    Tom, that was one of your best videos. Fun, informative and amazing. It made me smile - and your joy at not falling in or missing the boat, was a great ending. It’s heartwarming to see this 100+ year old service being kept up as a real meal delivery and a tourist attraction. One more place to add to my bucket list!

  • Rafael Peralta
    Rafael Peralta Mês atrás +10

    Honestly made me laugh but not mockingly. I enjoyed every second of this and it's nice that they're still doing this awesome tradition for decades now. I hope it continues even further.

  • Colin Mottram
    Colin Mottram Mês atrás +7

    Tom’s nervous laugh is one of my favourite things! That was really exciting to watch- thank you!

  • hotelmario510
    hotelmario510 Mês atrás +3067

    I love that Tom's way of coping with nerves is to give a running commentary of everything he's doing. Natural television presenter.

    • Bertha Hailey
      Bertha Hailey Mês atrás

      keep hustling

    • Zavt Particles
      Zavt Particles Mês atrás

      @Scanlaid please

    • Michael S.
      Michael S. Mês atrás

      Bumping this with a thin glimmer of hope that Tom sees it. I'd watch the *heck* out of a Tom Scott / Mike Rowe crossover!
      edit: fixed typo

    • Mateusz Lisik
      Mateusz Lisik Mês atrás

      @Scanlaid Tom Scott + Mike Rowe?

    • Cloud
      Cloud Mês atrás

      Every daring video's like that hehe, narration!

  • FSUMercerian
    FSUMercerian Mês atrás +5

    These experiential videos of Tom doing weird jobs/tasks are just the absolute best.

  • JustWasted3HoursHere
    JustWasted3HoursHere Mês atrás +13

    I think it's so cool (and actually crucial in some ways) that so many of these 'silly' cultural things still happen all over the world. I hope they never go away.

  • nnerd
    nnerd Mês atrás +9

    I love lake Geneva! My grandparents live about 10 minutes away and we used to watch these guys do this all the time!

  • Jake Fernie Fernandes
    Jake Fernie Fernandes Mês atrás +4

    This is amazing! I've seen the videos of the teens at their best and worse jumps and always wanted to see you do it, Tom. You've made my year! Thanks, Tom!

  • Mukul Upadhyay
    Mukul Upadhyay Mês atrás +1732

    I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

    • Carbon 12
      Carbon 12 Mês atrás +1

      @Blyskawica1 Strictly boats have commanders and some boats do have drivers- a driver is someone who controls the engine, and in a traditional narrowboat they are literally driving horses to pull them along.

    • soundscape26
      soundscape26 Mês atrás

      Much practice.

    • Justpim19
      Justpim19 Mês atrás +4

      Why do you think someone falls into the water on a weekly basis. The captain was to far from the dock

    • Blyskawica1
      Blyskawica1 Mês atrás +3

      ‚Captain’! Boats don’t have drivers!

    • cold12u
      cold12u Mês atrás +6

      I didnt consider this, huh.

  • Paul Durette
    Paul Durette Mês atrás +8

    Being from Wisconsin, it's so fun to see Tom here exploring quirky traditions I didn't know about! Thanks for visiting Tom! I need to go check this out myself!

    • TangyOrange
      TangyOrange Mês atrás

      The lake is very fun, I have a house in Williams Bay

  • Luca Gamba
    Luca Gamba Mês atrás +13

    The white boat docks looks fantastic as well as every detail the house owners have on it. Just like the Golf ball mail box or the goose one

  • TarenNauxen
    TarenNauxen Mês atrás +4

    Lived in this region most of my life and I've never heard of this. Absolutely amazing. Next thing you know, Tom's going to learn to play Hammer-Schlagen!

  • Pete Smith
    Pete Smith Mês atrás +11

    I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

    • xrrxy vvoi
      xrrxy vvoi 23 dias atrás

      wasn't worth missing for the sake of possibly buying a new mic... But he made it so it all worked out fine

  • Jeremy Joyner
    Jeremy Joyner Mês atrás +1961

    Tom is the perfect example of "if you can't overcome your fear, do it scared"

    • pbjbagel
      pbjbagel Mês atrás +1

      @BarmAcidic Sorry, I don't take your meaning. "Despite of it" is ungrammatical as Hello has referenced above. "Don't correct people who don't need to be corrected" is good advice :)

    • Hello
      Hello Mês atrás +8

      @BarmAcidic he was just correcting his grammar. And doing it politely as well, but if the op doesn’t wish to take the advice he sure is welcome to do so. I’m sure he’ll appreciate the correction though, to avoid future grammar mistakes.

    • BarmAcidic
      BarmAcidic Mês atrás +4

      @pbjbagel they both mean the same thing, it’s such an old quote that both versions are fine.
      Don’t correct people who don’t need to be corrected.

    • irighterotica
      irighterotica Mês atrás +1

      The only way to conquer fear is to face it!

    • YouKiddinMe
      YouKiddinMe Mês atrás +12

      Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing it even though you are afraid.

  • Morantau
    Morantau Mês atrás +4

    This seems like a fun job!! Thanks for showing this, Tom!!

  • Frank LaRosa
    Frank LaRosa Mês atrás +4

    I live in Wisconsin but had never heard of this before seeing your video. I bought tickets immediately and went on the cruise today. Thanks for making my weekend!

  • Oaken Shadow
    Oaken Shadow 17 dias atrás

    This is really cool. I love that they keep a tradition alive, making it safer with the ladders and vests. It so amazing.

  • Karkitty202
    Karkitty202 Mês atrás +4

    I remember when I felt like a nerd for watching Tom Scott, now everyone watches him!

  • Abdul Jaleel Khan
    Abdul Jaleel Khan Mês atrás +2148

    tom is so scared to be physical yet he is so physical these days.

    • Matthew
      Matthew Mês atrás +11

      He trying to prove to himself he can still keep up with the whippersnappers.

    • Ross _
      Ross _ Mês atrás +164

      Getting body-slamed, tightrope walking, jumping off a boat to deliver mail, parkour ... at some point Tom is going to need to admit that he's developing some degree of physical fitness.

    • unocualqu1era
      unocualqu1era Mês atrás +47

      My body is ready

  • Jer0090v
    Jer0090v Mês atrás +2

    Good one Tom! Reminds me of travelling to school by train in the days when you could open doors and windows, and run across tracks :)

  • Sky Kincaid
    Sky Kincaid Mês atrás +1

    I've been watching your videos for years and I have to say that an opening line of "this is objectively a bad idea" is humorously characteristic of them. Well done!

  • AA
    AA Mês atrás +11

    This looks like so much fun, perfect summer job

  • Desaturated Firefox
    Desaturated Firefox Mês atrás +8

    Oh, that looks super fun. I would have wanted to do that as a teenager too.

  • OldBlue560
    OldBlue560 Mês atrás +3

    This was awesome. It’s like a snapshot of history 😊

  • Nathan
    Nathan Mês atrás +7

    I live in Wisconsin and was just by Lake Geneva this weekend! I was not expecting a video from Tom about my state! Very cool I never knew this was a thing so close to me

  • Vinemaple
    Vinemaple Mês atrás +3

    Always keep hold of the railing, Tom! Hand over hand, one hand for the ship and one for yourself!

  • A
    A Mês atrás

    Irs great to see Tom getting out & trying X. This is my favorite hands-on experience yet!

  • Jordan McIntyre
    Jordan McIntyre Mês atrás +4063

    I think what I love most about Tom is his willingness and motivation to try crazy and interesting things despite being obviously uncomfortable and sometimes terrified. Awesome bloke.

    • Dave F
      Dave F Mês atrás +1

      He's a modern-day John Noakes.

    • Kira Lerner
      Kira Lerner Mês atrás +6

      @Yuki Co-signed bigtime. As someone who suffers from panic disorder (though my attacks don't really spring from any specific 'phobia'), I found his rollercoaster video legitimately one of the most motivating things I've ever seen. I empathized with him so much and actually--hmm do I admit this to a bunch of strangers? oh what the heck--cried a bit when he conquered that phobia and realized what he'd been missing. Just a lovely, inspiring moment.

    • Diana Hsu
      Diana Hsu Mês atrás +6

      @Yuki 100%. I've found myself thinking back to the roller coaster video and thinking "Okay, what would Tom Scott do?" when I'm nervous about doing something new.

    • Josh Rice
      Josh Rice Mês atrás +1

      @sirBrouwer I understood that reference.

    • dave l
      dave l Mês atrás +1

      @argon For our entertainment..

  • Rick Sjoerds
    Rick Sjoerds Mês atrás

    Respect to you, Tom! I would be having the same feelings as soon as I step out on the side 😃

  • Aidan Xavier
    Aidan Xavier Mês atrás +1

    Tom is really turning into an athlete. Parkour, wrestling, now boat jumping. Really fun to watch him take on all of these sports and challenges

  • Max Tremblay
    Max Tremblay 18 dias atrás

    This video made me smile more than it should have 😅 This mail-delivering system is both absurd and awesome

  • Dufanzy
    Dufanzy Mês atrás +1

    I love all of your videos but this has to be my favorite so far. So simple and fun while being informative about this interesting little tradition.

  • Ethan Dudek
    Ethan Dudek Mês atrás +7

    I used to go up to Lake Geneva every summer and I remember going on these boats with my grandma. Its nice to have the memories come back.

  • Souless Shadow
    Souless Shadow 18 dias atrás

    Tom getting so pumped when he managed to get off and then back on the boat was fantastic!

  • SovietOmega
    SovietOmega Mês atrás +3

    This is like watching kid game shows with all the wacky athletic challenges, except it is an actual job. Fun stuff!

  • David Horizon
    David Horizon Mês atrás +6

    Tom never fails to hold my attention. No matter what the subject, I know I will always find it interesting. And he keeps them short to stay in line with my short attention span! Love him!

  • Mr. Friendship
    Mr. Friendship Mês atrás +3186

    Imagine if a pizza delivery guy can speedrun his way to reach for the customer's house by doing exact the same thing as Tom does.

    • Rachelcookie321
      Rachelcookie321 Mês atrás

      Why are you talking about pizza? They only deliver mail this way.

    • litten 2up
      litten 2up Mês atrás +1

      @Rataplan na thats only if someone else is sending it from the same system

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +1

      @Kempeth A paper route but for pizza

    • KunoMochi
      KunoMochi Mês atrás

      Maybe... But not Jimmy John's! They'll somehow get their car over the water and onto the lawn before you can hang up your phone or close the browser window after you have ordered.

    • Slook
      Slook Mês atrás +3

      This just makes me wonder how these guys get pizza delivered.

  • Darkstar Apøkalypse
    Darkstar Apøkalypse Mês atrás +2

    What a lovely and pleasant bunch of people they all are

  • Bikerchris
    Bikerchris Mês atrás +2

    The kiss the goose was really funny, thanks for sharing Tom 👍

    JUMALATION1 Mês atrás +1

    I love this :D It was a bit similar when I had to drive a truck down tram tracks and empty the garbage bins as a fly-by. God help me if I managed to get there just as a tram approached in either direction. I had to abandon what I was doing and quickly back up onto the other track, with only seconds to spare since the trams were fast and very lazy to pull the brake. I got the hang of it after two summers but the adrenaline rush was real each time haha

  • Joshua Morgan
    Joshua Morgan 17 dias atrás

    What an awesome episode! Good job, Tom, and thanks for sharing!

  • Kairos Kentauri
    Kairos Kentauri Mês atrás +1317

    The little kiss to the goose is adorable. Like this practice needed to be more charming :)

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +2

      I'm so glad they went with the goose mailbox instead of a boring normal mailbox.

    • RK Stevenson
      RK Stevenson Mês atrás +3

      The best part was hearing her excitedly say "He did it!"

    • Mark Wright
      Mark Wright Mês atrás +6

      @Munchmunch Well it was a goose, they don't do anything but aggressive :)

    • Munchmunch
      Munchmunch Mês atrás +2

      It was agresive kiss

    • Andreas Gurdel
      Andreas Gurdel Mês atrás +11

      Those two practically kissed!

  • Thomas
    Thomas 28 dias atrás

    Great to hear these people talk about this, seems like they really enjoy doing it. Also big props to you for rocking it Tom!

  • Alex
    Alex Mês atrás +6

    This is one of those jobs you'd hear about from old folks that can't possibly still exist today, surely it's an urban legend...
    Great job getting the extra goose points!

    • aswer huio
      aswer huio 24 dias atrás

      I kinda want a regular mail driver to go through all the risks they take just to show tom this isn't any more risky than that

  • Braden Sorensen
    Braden Sorensen Mês atrás +4

    I feel I could--and would--have done this if I had had the opportunity.

  • Brice Lory
    Brice Lory Mês atrás +2

    It just cheers me up to see my state featured in a Tom Scott video! Go Wisconsin!

  • Buckethead
    Buckethead Mês atrás +757

    I love how about 3 seconds after letting out a primal scream, Tom still politely kisses the goose before departing

    • xs
      xs Mês atrás +33

      As someone who lives in the area, you're supposed to kiss the goose before you go out for good luck!

    • Yuval Talya Nehemia
      Yuval Talya Nehemia Mês atrás +1


    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +64

      He was going to get those style points no matter what.

    • OG Giggs
      OG Giggs Mês atrás +63

      It's not polite to keep a lady waiting

  • Brennan Lighthall
    Brennan Lighthall Mês atrás +3

    Go to lake Geneva all the time, love watching the mail boat do it’s thing.

  • Avery Garon
    Avery Garon Mês atrás

    I love how Tom's response to any stress at this point is to just scream as loud as he can

  • QuantenMagier
    QuantenMagier 27 dias atrás

    I love it that he actually copied her kissing the goose, that's so essential for the mail delivery! ❤

  • Logan Lorenz
    Logan Lorenz Mês atrás +3

    I live in Wisconsin, and we were actually planning a balloon ride in Lake Geneva soon. I guess this is something we could look for when we go. But I guess we won't get to see Tom doing it


    I spent a summer at Lake Geneva a few years ago, and it's wild to see Tom having a very similar reaction to the one I had when I learned about this.

    • Aaron Davis
      Aaron Davis Mês atrás +1

      But....tradition! The catch-all argument against the sensible.
      The fact that these entertainers have the clean the boat's toilets says everything about what's actually going on here.

    • daexion
      daexion Mês atrás +1

      @cooldloop There are a lot of places to stay in the area for people on vacation and not everyone owns a house there or knows someone who does.

    • Yakuni
      Yakuni Mês atrás

      @Fakjbf me tho X_x

    • superjare23
      superjare23 Mês atrás +2

      @cooldloop If not on the lake it's cheap. I grew up there.

    • Aachen 1944
      Aachen 1944 Mês atrás

      @Fakjbf literally same

  • Aria A
    Aria A Mês atrás +1

    This looks so fun! Good job on the newspaper delivery Tom 👍😂

  • Beepbeep Lettuce
    Beepbeep Lettuce Mês atrás +3

    I cheered so loud when he did it! What a fun video

  • Daniel Walter
    Daniel Walter Mês atrás +1

    I went here for a vacation, it was very entertaining to watch them running to the beachfront mailboxes.

  • xItsCuzILikeTurtles440815KillerPVPProLPHDXD lolGHG

    As a not so good swimmer, this looks like so much fun

  • RedLeader182
    RedLeader182 Mês atrás +1355

    Tom! I grew up on Lake Geneva, spent my youth on my father's boat on the waves, and he worked for nearly 30 years at Gage Marine, the company that owns these boats (The flag with the G on the employees shirts!). I just recently lost him. Seeing this pop up now on my feed gave me a huge smile. The boat jumpers are a local legend in our area. Thanks for a nice reminder of dad!

    • Tsab
      Tsab 28 dias atrás

      Rest in peace for your dad, Hope you have good memories

    • Tokxfy
      Tokxfy Mês atrás

      Rest in piece to your dad.🙏

    • sevn thre
      sevn thre Mês atrás +16

      i'm real glad you got this as a sweet reminder :-) wish you the best!

    • Andrew Peterson
      Andrew Peterson Mês atrás +21

      sorry for you loss

      LARAUJO Mês atrás +13


  • JxR
    JxR Mês atrás +1

    I knew about this mail delivery already, but this video was fun. Love the ending

  • Zenaltra Feyrbrand
    Zenaltra Feyrbrand Mês atrás +1

    This looks like so much fun, love it

  • Emily An
    Emily An 28 dias atrás +2

    I think the driver must be praised too here guiding the boat so close to the platform and not hitting it every single time is commendable.

  • AleKO
    AleKO Mês atrás +2

    Tom, having successfully completed the test, is now officially a citizen of Wisconsin and no other state.

  • Alexis White
    Alexis White Mês atrás +887

    I actually work at the cruise line and have for 6 years. Fun fact: kissing the goose is supposed to give you good luck so you don't fall in on the north shore

    • odjs75 82jaks
      odjs75 82jaks Mês atrás

      @Sir Chafa is the goose becomr a dragon in therem

    • Sir Chafa
      Sir Chafa Mês atrás +10

      @katze_sonne we don't talk about the north shore

    • TheLordOfChemistry
      TheLordOfChemistry Mês atrás +1

      @katze_sonne maybe it is colder I dont know

    • katze_sonne
      katze_sonne Mês atrás +5

      What‘s up with the north shore? Is that less pleasant to fall in?

    • Kathy Bramley
      Kathy Bramley Mês atrás

      Awesome 😎👍

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym Mês atrás +2

    Someone just has to install an incredibly well designed, difficult to see and open mailbox there...

  • Ken Coffman
    Ken Coffman Mês atrás +3

    The Lake Geneva mail boat is a Wisconsin summertime legend.

  • God Supports Abortion. Numbers 5:11-31

    4:15 Bravo to the editor, perfect synchronization of the interview and the footage there

  • Jack Eggebrecht
    Jack Eggebrecht Mês atrás

    As a mail carrier, I enjoyed this video immensely!

  • doomdoging
    doomdoging Mês atrás +1

    reminds me of going to work on the rail with my dad as a kid....running everywhere jumping on and off moving trains etc

  • Adam Blesener
    Adam Blesener 18 dias atrás

    I love seeing Tom get so nervous about delivering Mail

  • Nethiuz
    Nethiuz Mês atrás +1

    This is cool, i drive boats as close as possible to things as well, for tourism of course. Don't live anywhere near the USA but these guys look like they have a great crew, fun work environment and would love to visit one day.

  • - [N A Y L A]- Go To My ChanneI! L!VE NOW

    I love that Tom's way of coping with nerves is to give a running commentary of everything he's doing. Natural television presenter.

  • Abisanth
    Abisanth Mês atrás +966

    Fun fact: The town is called "Lake Geneva" while the lake is called "Geneva Lake".
    They were both originally named after Geneva NY (confusingly split into the city and town of Geneva) which in turn was supposedly named after Geneva, Switzerland.
    Edit: To avoid confusion with Geneva IL, both were later renamed "Lake Geneva" and "Geneva Lake" respectively.

    • killerbee13
      killerbee13 Mês atrás

      In Oregon, there's a city named Lake Oswego, which is, of course, situated around Oswego Lake, so I guess that's a pattern.

    • Andrew Ray
      Andrew Ray Mês atrás

      @duckrutt Nah, there are only 16 towns, cities, or villages called Lafayette or LaFayette in the US, and three of them are in Wisconsin.

    • Ironborn BTW
      Ironborn BTW Mês atrás

      @ODST General if you do get into D&D and find yourself back in the area, you can complete the pilgrimage to Gygax’s grave to bless your dice

    • Benjamin Baumgartner
      Benjamin Baumgartner Mês atrás +1

      @Fabian Wunderle I’ve never heard anyone use that in French. But this may depend on where they’re from. Especially people from Vaud are usually very adamant in having it called Lac Léman

    • ODST General
      ODST General Mês atrás +1

      @Ironborn BTW Not big on D&D, but as a fairly nerdy guy who lived out that way I am a bit surprised I didn't know that.

  • Death to all Furries
    Death to all Furries Mês atrás

    My grandparents live in lake Geneva, I used to live with them for a couple years with my dad, and I have to say this is such a cool thing to find out. I will have to see if I could watch this one day.

  • Macebob Kasson
    Macebob Kasson Mês atrás +1

    I cheered when Tom made that jump. HIghlight of my day.

  • Yank38
    Yank38 Mês atrás

    I live right next to the lake and its crazy to see you here! Ive always seen the mail jumping as a normal thing but I guess it is a bit crazy.

  • chris e
    chris e Mês atrás

    That was cool, thanks for sharing. :-) I think it's awesome that they still do that and a shame that regulations kill everybody's fun.

  • OWLiv de Jong
    OWLiv de Jong Mês atrás +362

    All of his parkour training showed with the way he broke down the steps and walked himself through leaping back on the boat. I love it.

      PENFOLD Mês atrás

      @jliller “Time spent with an expert is never wasted.” - Gary Brennan

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Mês atrás +4

      I'm so glad I live in a reality where we can talk about Tom Scott's parkour training and only be half-joking.

    • jliller
      jliller Mês atrás +10

      Nothing in life is ever wasted.

    • TryinaD
      TryinaD Mês atrás +27

      His parkour teacher gonna be so proud

    • 57thorns
      57thorns Mês atrás +40

      Yes, I forgot about that. He did some parkour as well as tight rope walking. The guy is definitely athletic.

  • U238
    U238 Mês atrás +1

    It's so cool to see Tom Scott in a place I have visited often