So it looks like as if getting rejected by NASA has not slowed Chuck down at all. He’s once again picked himself up and is motoring on with trying to make his dreams a reality. To go where no chicken has gone before…
Will he go to space this time? Is he gonna be able to save enough money for a trip on Virgin Galactic’s “Spaceship 2″? Will Sir Richard Branson have something to say about Chuck going to space?
Time will tell.
For all of you, who are not familiar with Virgin Galactic or Richard Branson, check out their website. The whole thing looks like a pretty crazy project. We’d love to see this thing take off (so to speak) and have Chuck go to space with Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, and Brad Pitt who all already booked tickets for the December 2013 space flight.
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!
Do you remember the fuel prices back in 2008? It probably was my biased perception, but I got the impression that when crude oil prices doubled during the course of one year, so did the gas prices at the pump. However, when oil consequentely dropped from $150 to $35, I don’t remember the gas prices falling to 1/4 of what they were at the peak. I know, I know, there’s more than the crude oil price determining the price at the pump. Where I live, about 2/3 of what I pay is taxes. But although I use my car very little, gas prices are one of my pet peeves. It’s the only retail product where the price changes daily. I mean there are other commodity markets with highly variably prices too. Like wheat, meat, coffee, cocoa etc. Yet Starbucks doesn’t change its prices daily. And also burger prices seem to be stable over the short term. I see no reason why a company can’t calculate its prices and keep them stable for a month at least. Is it just that gasoline is such a fast moving market with razor thin margins, or are they ripping us off?
I think the most important characteristic you can have to achieve any goal in life, is determination. If you really, really want it, and you have the ability to go through adversity, there will be a way. And if it was easy, the feeling of reward and sense of achievement would be much less. Oh, yes, and no matter what you’re trying to achieve, money always helps too.
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!
Good morning, dear friends of fowl entertainment! We hope you are experiencing some joyful and relaxing holidays, and that you have already opened some big and expensive presents! After all, as we have learned from South Park, that’s what Christmas is all about!
Hans is ever the frugal businessman again. But to be honest, I think the whole point of being frugal is to be able to spend the money on the things that are really important, for example Christmas presents for your loved ones, or, like Hans, for yourself.
Personally, I have this problem at music stores or the local version of Home Depot. Especially in music stores I sometimes wish I was an investment banker instead of a cartoonist.
Considering some bosses, the pay can’t be high enough for many a job out there.
Yesterday we have announced the winner of our contest in our forum and our Facebook page. For those who haven’t seen it yet: The winner is Matthew Odenbrett. Again, congratulations! And the Silver Chicken is already on its way to you!
Well, pay levels in aviation sure aren’t what they used to be. I heard that there are many new airline pilots on food stamps out there. I really would prefer the pilot of any plane I am flying on to be well-rested and well-paid. But then, I also always hunt for the cheapest ticket. What do you guys think? Who’s to blame for the deteriorating pay level? Is it the stingy customers, the fuel prices, the managements or something else entirely?
Oh, and one last reminder: Our “What’s Your Favorite Comic?” Contest ends tomorrow. So there’s still time to enter! Thanks for everybody who already participated! We’ll determine a winner this weekend (seems I’ll have to get out my 100-sided die) and inform you on Monday!
The irony is that in a metaphorical way this is exactly what is happening to us with inflation and “raises” in real life, just a lot slower. By the way, is there any country where people believe the official CPI changes are accurate and in sync with the personal perception?