We’ve made it! We survived another two months of Christmas ads, Christmas songs on the radio and TV Christmas specials and finally the real thing is here. Not everybody cares about Christmas that much, but for those of you who do, we would like to wish you some joyful and peaceful holidays, and lots of big and expensive presents! Well, expensive mostly, because that’s what Christmas is all about, after all (as we have learned from South Park).
We wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkkah, Happy Holidays and everything that you wish for yourself!
For the longest time I was blissfully unaware of my allergies. I should have never gotten that test. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Fortunately my biggest allergies (cats and dogs) can be worked around easily by not having pets. The only one that bothers me is my allergy against dust mites. Curse those pesky creatures!
I think that I’m a bit like Chuck. I can really enjoy physical work, but I’m happy I don’t have to do it for a living. My worst allergy though is against taxes, but I haven’t yet found a doctor yet to write me some form of medical diagonsis that would get me exempt.
The hierarchies in our operations here are pretty flat. Sometimes Mike tells me what to do, sometimes I tell Mike what to do. But when I look at the stories from all my friends who work in “normal” companies, the tales of company-internal communication are enough to make your head spin and wonder how many companies out there manage to generate profits at the end of the day.
I think this flip side of the freedom of speech is as important as freedom of speech itself. At least I know a few people who would otherwise have to be stripped of their First Amendemt right, because it’s an ordeal to listen to them. And, after all, it’s exactly unpopular speech that needs protection.
I can neither confirm nor deny that this really goes on in aviation. Nor will we ever know if Julio ever got his raise but the ones of you who work in aviation every day might recognize this situation
Also, I want to remind our US readers to please get their Christmas shopping done early this year. It’s another reason why we’re giving a 20% discount on all available aviation comic books this week. (Remember to use the promo code “CHICKEN”).
There will be a 2 week break for us here at the US Online Shop but we won’t completely stop. All orders coming in during the first 2 weeks of December will all be sent out on December 14th so the should make it in time for Christmas Eve.
Our European shop will not be affected and continue normal operations.
Actually, a lot of problems *do* go away if you wait a little while. I use this tactic sometimes in real life, although it takes some kind of discernment to tell the appropriate cases from the inappropriate ones.
If you somehow managed to not hear anything about our new shops yet, please check out our blog below!
I just wanted to remind everybody that there are only 2 days left until we pick a winner for the Photo Contest!
Another product idea for our a novelty item for our shop! Now we just have to work out if we should make them out of rubber or out of lead. Depends on your work environment, I suppose!
Have you ever noticed that people who give the order to “do someting” are usually those that aren’t doing anything themselves? E.g. when there’s an accident or some other kind of emergency, there is always somebody shouting for “somebody to do something”, and more often than not getting angry at others if they a) need a few seconds to act or b) don’t do the right thing.
That’s why I don’t like hysteric people.
Well, there’s nothing much new going on here right now either, except maybe that Mike has been busy adding new products to our US Online Shop, notably Vedalo sunglasses and books. We’ll start promoting these in earnest soon. Also, our 10 year anniversary is coming up soon, so stay tuned for some special activity!