I’m a very easy going, and usually friendly person. But when I’m hungry I get grumpy. Sometimes I even notice my grumpiness before I notice that I’m hungry. I know a couple of other people in my family in which this phenomenon is even more pronounced than in myself! If we travel in a group and a certain person’s stomach grumbles, food becomes the number one priority for everyone! Ahem, ahem… They’ll probably crack up when they’ll read this here.
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…
When I posted the previous snowball-fight strip last Friday, I thought that we are probably too late in the year for a subject like that, since probably the worst, if not all of the snow was likely behind us this winter. Hahaha! I know, right? Well, good luck to all you people on the East Coast and everybody else who is buried in snow right now! Hope that some of you can seize the opportunity for epic snowball-fights or snow man constructions!
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!
We really feel kinda sorry for the Boeing guys. There you go, make a great product with a gazillion of parts, only one thing goes wrong and the joke is on you. On the other hand, we’re not sorry enough to let this unique opportunity to crack a joke ourselves go to waste!
By the time you read this, Mike and I have already been skiing a week, hopefully with lots of snow! Right now, as I’m typing this in advance, the weather forecast doesn’t look too bad, not a lot of sun, but at least enough snow. But we ski in almost any type of weather anyway. It’s an outdoor sport, after all! Except when it’s raining, that’s the only type of weather that makes us pack our stuff and leave the mountain.
This might well be the first time that the Roost Air crew is putting tears of happiness into her eyes. It’s good to feel appreciated by your coworkers! But it seems to also matter how that appreciation is articulated.