While the customer is king in many businesses, it seems that at Roost Air cash is king, and the customer is only king by association to said cash. I’m sure they’re not alone with that business philosophy. But to be honest, with that mindset, they’re still ahead of the amazingly high number of businesses who won’t even let the fact that you pay them money deter them from treating you with absolute indifference.
Fun fact: In Japanese, the phrase actually goes “the customer is god”. Although one has to keep in mind that the Japanese have a different concept of god or gods. They certainly don’t mean Yahwe with that expression!
Sorry for the slight delay with today’s upload, folks! I had a dentist appointment that took longer than planned. But you can’t prolong fun and joy forever, so I finally had to leave and just came back to the office.
Now to today’s strip: If I remember correctly, this one actually happened almost word for word. Not the fight between Chuck and Julio, but the way that a boss who shall remain unnamed handled the situation. I think it happened many years ago, before Chicken Wings was invented even, but it’s another example that sometimes all we have to do to come up with jokes is Mike taking notes at work.
Admit it, everyone of you guys out there who have ever had a marshaling wand in their hand have at least thought about using it as a light saber. (Or light sabre if you’re in the UK). I would venture to guess 90% of you guys have even made the light saber sound while swinging this thing. I know I sure have.
Of course leave it up to Julio to take it to the next level. It seems business for Roost-Air is still slow enough to give those two plenty of time to goof off.
You know what else would be cool? A light saber fish knife! Imagine the show at the local sushi place …
I already mentioned this in our Facebook group, but for those who didn’t see that: I will be going to AERO in a couple of weeks. We don’t have a table, so I will be roaming around the premises on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.
Since it’s my first time, and I don’t have a base of operations there, I have no idea how to do this, but if any of you out there want to meet up, please get in touch with me! Or look out for a guy with a Chicken Wings t-shirt, when you’re there. I will not, as some people suggested, run around in a chicken costume!
For the four people among you who haven’t seen Lord of the Rings, it’s a quote from the first movie. And I can’t blame Chuck for trying that line. He probably mistook Hans for a Hobbit!
So Hans is stepping in to defend his employees! Good on you! I sympathize with Hans in the first panel though. In my last apartment, my office window was facing the yard of a, let’s say middle to lower income family housing complex. When there was snow around, some little brats sometimes shot snowballs against my window, which can come quite as a shock, when you’re concentrating on work and suddenly hear a tremendous SMACK right behind you! Almost had a heart attack the first couple of times…
Money is a great eaquilizer, I think. If you do something you love for money, it makes it less fun, because it somehow desecrates the act and you have to stick to deadlines, rules and what other people tell you to do. On the other hand, if you do something you hate for money, it might make it bearable, if not even enjoyable.
And then it all depends on how much money you make. Becoming filthy rich while doing something you love would be the optimum, of course. But if that option is not available (as for 99.9% of all people), would you rather make a lot of money working a job you hate, or make enough money to get by, by doing what you love?
Well, I guess you know which option we here went for!
Although in the case of Hans, it would not be too bad an idea to avoid food every now and then. Let me use this opportunity to remind you that we have our own little Aviation Safety Poster section in our cafepress.com shop! We don’t have a F.O.D. related poster yet, but we’re working on it!
While Hans is having troubles with his uppity employes, I am enjoying myself with re-installing my operating system and all the pleasurable experiences that go along with it. Involuntarily, I might add. Curse you, virus writers!!! Anyway, let me use this opportunity for a public service announcement: Make a backup of all your important stuff! Now! I know I am very happy that I more or less regularily did that!
I know very few people who haven’t been on a diet at least once in their life, so we can all probably sympathize with Hans. Although not fitting in your trousers anymore is probably less traumatizing than not fitting in your airplane anymore! Maybe Roost Air should invest in wide-body aircraft!